Guildhall School presents Martinů’s The Marriage & Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio
‘The ever-adventurous Guildhall School of Music & Drama’ Evening Standard, November 2008
Martinů’s one act opera was written in 1952 for NBC Television Opera Theater. The libretto is based on the original play by Gogol and the music is humorous and witty, with many characterful ensembles.
The production marks the 50th anniversary of Martinů’s death in 1959.
Rossini’s entertaining farce, dating from 1810, makes a fitting companion piece. Composed in a few days when he was 18 years old, La cambiale di matrimonio was Rossini's first professional opera.
In 2007, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of the outstanding achievements and work of its Opera Programme.
3, 5, 8 & 10 June 2009, 7pm
Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School
Clive Timms conductor
Alessandro Talevi director
Madeleine Boyd designer
Matthew Haskins lighting designer