Massenet’s rarely-seen Chérubin is performed by the Guildhall School’s award-winning Opera department at the Silk Street Theatre from 4-6 March, conducted by the schools’ Head of Opera Clive Timms. The work has been performed in London only once before, in a Royal Opera House production in 1994. Written in 1905, the libretto follows the escapades of the character Cherubino from Le Nozze di Figaro, at the age of 17 and hopelessly susceptible to female charm. This production is directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans, with design by Bridget Kimak, lighting design by Mark Jonathan and choreography by Mandy Demetriou.
The 8 March performance will be preceded by a free performance of opera scenes by the Opera Ensemble in the foyer at 6.15pm.
The Guildhall School is provided by the City of London.
Thursday 4, Saturday 6, Monday 8 & Wednesday 10 March, 7pm
Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School
Clive Timms conductor
Martin Lloyd-Evans director
Bridget Kimak designer
Mark Jonathan lighting designer
Mandy Demetriou choreographer
Sung in French with English surtitles
Tickets: Reserved £22.50 (£15 concessions) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk) Group discount available (020 7382 7211).