As the summer season draws closer, we are looking forward to seeing a number of Hazard Chase artists in performances with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera Holland Park and Longborough Festival Opera.
The Glyndebourne season opens on 21 May with Wagner’s epic Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg, featuring Adrian Thompson (Eisslinger), Daniel Norman (Moser) and Colin Judson (Vogelgesang) as three of the meisters competing for the coveted song prize. Performances until 27 June. Thomas Atkins will also be covering the role of Vogelgesang in the Meistersinger performances.
Janáček’s delightful A Cunning Little Vixen, set in an enchanted forest, features Colin Judson as Schoolmaster and Mosquito, and Marta Fontanals-Simmons as Lapák the dog. Performances run from 12 June until 31 July.
The theme of enchantment continues with Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring Colin Judson as Snout and William Dazeley as Starveling, members of the comic Mechanicals troupe. Counter tenor James Hall, one of the most recent singers to join the roster at Hazard Chase will cover the role of Oberon in this production. Performances run from 11 August until the closing night of the festival on 28 August.
Garsington Opera welcomes Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) and Jurgita Adamonytė (Olga) for Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, with Roderick Williams making his debut in the title role. Performances from 3 June – 7 July.
Also at Garsington, a new staged production of Haydn’s Creation features James Gilchrist as tenor soloist, alongside dancers from the Rambert and designs by Pablo Bronstein. There are four performances from 14-17 July.
Natalya Romaniw also appears at Opera Holland Park as Lisa in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades (2-13 August), with Peter Wedd as Hermann, an obsessive gambler whose love for the game threatens his friendships, his love and eventually his life.
Finally, Longborough Festival Opera features Daniel Norman (Laca) in Janáček’s Jenufa, running from 16-23 July, and Lucy Hall sings (Morgana) in Handel’s Alcina, from 30 July – 2 August.
Full details and tickets are available from the company’s individual websites.