Director Harry Fehr will stage La Finta Giardinera with students at the Royal College of Music on November 28, 30, December 2 & 3. The 2013 Buxton Festival production, on which it is based, was much praised: “Harry Fehr’s Buxton staging makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece.” 5 stars The Guardian; “… in this dazzling, bold and inventive production we have a novel modern setting under Harry Fehr’s direction … ” The Arts Desk. Michael Rosewell, Direcor of Opera at the RCM, conducts.
‘ Harry Fehr’s Buxton staging, vividly designed by Yannis Thavoris and authoritatively conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece.’ ***** The Guardian [full review]
‘in this dazzling, bold and inventive production we have a novel modern setting under Harry Fehr’s direction.’ ‘ Nicholas Kraemer’s conducting of the Northern Chamber Orchestra was wonderfully alert, bringing out the joyful nuances of Mozart’s youthful score, looking ahead to Così and Figaro.’ The Arts Desk [full review]. Performances run until July 21.
Nicholas Kraemer conducts and Harry Fehr directs a new production of La Finta Giardiniera at The Buxton Festival. Performances take place on July 6, 9, 12, 18 & 21 (m). As part of the Young Artists Programme, Buxton also showcases the talents of soprano Keri Fuge who will be performing in recitals and concerts throughout the festival.