Wednesday, April 29, 2015

George von Bergen in something old, something new

George von Bergen (Photo: James Bellorini)
We recently introduced British barihunk George von Bergen in an announcement about ENO's upcoming season, where he's singing Sharpless in Anthony Minghella's award-winning production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

If you want to catch him in something a bit more contemporary, you can hear him as the Steward in Jonathan Dove's Flight at Opera Holland Park from June 6-19. The comic opera is based on a true story of a refugee trapped and living at a major international airport. He'll be joined by Kitty Whately as the Stewardess and tenor Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, both of whom he encounters in a physical way!

This will be the first professional performance of the piece in London and it will also feature fellow barihunk Nicholas Garrett, who we first introduced to readers back in 2010. The work was commissioned by Glyndebourne Opera and premiered on September 24, 1998. The first U.S. performance was at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on June 8, 2003 in a production directed by Colin Graham.

If you want to catch von Bergen in something slightly less contemporary, you can hear him as Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Project at West Green House on July 25 and 26. Additional cast and ticket information is available online.

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