23 March 2022 / News
A new play about the opera composer Gaetano Donizetti
A new play by Duncan Hopper and Mike Wells about the Triumph and Tragedy of the opera composer Gaetano Donizetti will be performed across three venues this May.
Presented by The Magic Hour, ‘the Maestro’ will help to encourage more understanding and appreciation of the life as well as the work of Donizetti. The play starts with the sad situation of the composer at the end of his life, and through a series of scenes the audience will see how he developed his career and how often his music, performed live by soprano Karen Orchin, reflected his own experiences. This is not a dry ‘biography’ but a chance to feel with the composer the triumphs and tragedy of a turbulent but wonderful creative life and to enjoy some of his finest music set in the context of his time.
It features the music of Donizetti, with live performances of his greatest arias sung by the soprano Karen Orchin. David Barnett is the musical director.
MAY 7th – 7.30PM NEWTIMBER CHURCH, HASSOCKS
MAY 19th / 20th / 21st – 7.30PM ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, BRIGHTON
MAY 28th – 5.30PM DANNY HOUSE, HASSOCKS
Read more about the play and Donizetti, and book your tickets on their website.