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Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod

Burning passion and ardent embraces in this Shakespeare tragedy featuring two of the most intense roles in the French repertoire. Gounod scales epic heights.

Serse

Georg Friedrich Handel

Handel’s rarely performed Serse championed here by highly promising singers Emily D’Angelo and Jakub Józef Orliński. 

Matthäus-Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach

The St Matthew Passion, in which Bach gives full expression to his splendour and maturity

Bluebeard’s Castle

Béla Bartók

Bartók’s only opera, steeped in the musical traditions of his native Hungary, is a bewitching score performed here by a world-class duo.

Missa solemnis

Ludwig van Beethoven

A monumental work which is the culmination of a musical life and a huge mountain to scale for the performers

L’Orfeo

Claudio Monteverdi

This founding myth of modern opera and the cornerstone of the operatic genre presented as a favola in musica

Requiem, Messe de Clovis

Gabriel Fauré, Charles Gounod

Fauré’s Requiem and Gounod’s rarely performed Messe de Clovis. Two perspective on late 19th century French sacred repertoire.

Alessandro

Georg Friedrich Handel

The rare opera Alessandro dates from Handel’s prolific London period and was a milestone when it was first staged, bringing together the two most famous divas of the day

Psyché

Ambroise Thomas

Psyché, which is less well known than Hamlet, is worthy of a revival. It demonstrates the Second Empire’s interest in mythology, which is handled here with great flair