Conductor David Bates and soprano Anna Devin will perform in Robert Carsen’s exuberant production of Handel’s Rinaldo for Glyndebourne. Directing from the harpsichord, Rinaldo marks David Bates’ conducting debut at Glyndebourne. Anna Devin, praised for her “impeccable baroque style” (Bachtrack), sings the role of Almirena. Performances take place in Glyndebourne on 26, 29 October and 1 November, before touring to Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Woking and Norwich between 8 November – 6 December.
This season, David Bates conducts Handel’s Serse for Rouen Opera. With a cast featuring Jakub Józef Orliński, Emily d’Angelo, Lucile Richardot and Emoke Barath, the production opens on 2 April with subsequent performances on 7 and 9 April, as well as a concert performance on 4 April at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. David will also conduct Conti’s L’Issipile at Teatro Tina di Lorenzo in Sicily, and Handel’s Ariodante for the London Festival of Baroque Music with his own group La Nuova Musica. Following a sensational performance of Haydn’s The Creation to close the 2018 Bath MozartFest, David and LNM return to the festival on 9 November with Handel and Mozart arias sung by Lucy Crowe, a programme which they will also perform at St John’s Smith Square on 12 November, before concluding the year with Bach’s Magnificat on 20 December at St John’s Smith Square.
Following Rinaldo, Anna Devin will reprise the role of Michal in Handel’s Saul at Paris’ Théâtre du Châtelet during January 2020, for which she earned critical acclaim at the 2018Glyndebourne Festival. Additional season highlights include Iphis in Jephta at the Komische Oper Berlin, her debut with La Scintilla singing Zelenka’s arias at the Zurich Opernhaus, and Handel’s Gloria in Excelsis Deo with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under conductor Laurence Cummings.
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October 26, 29; 1 November – Glyndebourne
November 8 – Canterbury
November 15 – Milton Keynes,
November 22 – Liverpool,
November 29 – Woking
December 6 – Norwich