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Lennox Berkeley

Publisher: Chester Music

A Dinner Engagement (1954)
Text Writer
Paul Dehn
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1954
Duration
1 Hour 0 Minutes
Soloist
2 Sopranos, 2 Altos, 2 Tenors, Baritone


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Lennox Berkeley A Dinner Engagement (1954)
SYNOPSIS

An impoverished member of the English aristocracy and his wife are awaiting the arrival of their dinner guests, the Grand Duchess and her gourmet son, Phillippe, whom they hope
will be interested in their daughter, Susan. The elaborate preparations go wrong and at the worst possible moment, their guests arrive through the back door. The Prince,
however, does fall in love with Susan and all ends happily, with an instant betrothal.

  • Ensemble
    City of London Sinfonia
    Soloist(s)
    Roderick Williams, Yvonne Kenny, Jean Rigby, Claire Rutter, Anne Collins, Robin Leggate, Blake Fischer
    Conductor
    Richard Hickox
    Chandos:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 26 JUN 2019
    Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London
    Royal College of Music
    Stephen Unwin, director; Nicky Shaw, designer; Ralph Stokeld, lighting designer; Michael Rosewell, conductor

    Other Dates:
    28,29 June; 1 July - Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London
  • 29 JUN 2019
    Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dutch Opera Academy
    Robert Chevara, director; Ed Spanjaard, conductor

    Other Dates:
    30 June; 2,3 July - Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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