Polly Graham director c. Jorge LizaldeDirector Polly Graham, the 2016 Independent Opera Fellow stages the UK premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus which opens at the Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on November 11 with further performances on November 15, 17 & 19. Timothy Redmond conducts. You can hear Polly interviewed on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters and watch the Simplicius trailer.

Polly Graham, directorRecently-signed director Polly Graham has been announced the winner of the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellowship. As part of the award she will direct the UK premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartman’s Simplicius Simplicissimus in a new English translation by David Pountney. The performances will take place at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on November 11, 15, 17 & 19 and the cast includes tenor Bradley Smith.