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Glyndebourne tour brings L'elisir d'amore, Rigoletto and Rinaldo to the Marlowe Theatre

Glyndebourne’s tour could be the perfect antidote to the dark, winter evenings closing in on us.

The tour, at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury from Wednesday, November 5 to Saturday, November 9, kicks off with L’elisir d’amore, when country boy Nemorino pins all his hopes on a magical love potion.

Rinaldo rehearsal for the Glyndebourne tour, featuring Jake Arditti is Rinaldo and Anna Devin is Almirena
Rinaldo rehearsal for the Glyndebourne tour, featuring Jake Arditti is Rinaldo and Anna Devin is Almirena

The tour also sees Rigoletto on Wednesday, November 6 and Saturday, November 9 and Handel’s Rinaldo on Friday, September 8.

Irish soprano Anna Devin plays Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo. She said: “No matter what is thrown at her, she stays true to her love for Rinaldo. It is lovely to play someone so strong in her commitments.

“It is definitely a fun show. love the part where the boys start dancing with their bikes and we have added a surprise for the tour audience when Rinaldo sings ‘Venti turbini’. It’s one to watch and comes at the end of Act I.”

“I adore the organic nature of Handel’s vocal lines, they seem to flow out of the voice like they were always there.

Soprano Anna Devin Picture: Victoria Cadisch
Soprano Anna Devin Picture: Victoria Cadisch

“On top of this, the connection between the orchestra and voice is very fluid and makes one feel like you can be as spontaneous as you like.

“This gives a huge amount of freedom to me as a singer, which allows me to ornament and have fun in the arias.”

Glyndebourne present L’elisir d’amore at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on Tuesday, November 5 & Thursday, November 7; Rigoletto on Wednesday, November 6 & Saturday, November 9 and Rinaldo on Friday, September 8.

To book go to marlowetheatre.com or call 01227 787787.

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