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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 Hours 0 Minutes
Soloist
2 Sopranos, 2 Altos, 2 Tenors, Baritone


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Programme Note
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
  • 18 JUN 2014
    ADHOC Ensemble
  • 03 JUN 2013
    Grenoble
    Conservatoire de Grenoble
  • 26 OCT 2012
    Ireland
    Wexford Opera

    Other Dates:
    28,31 October; 3 November - Ireland
  • 29 SEP 2011
    Rosemary Branch Theatre, Islington, London
    Minotaur Music Theatre

    Other Dates:
    30 September; 1,2 October - Rosemary Branch Theatre, Islington, London
  • 10 JUN 2011
    Younger Hall, St Andrews, Scotland
    St Andrews Opera

    Other Dates:
    11 June - Younger Hall, St Andrews, Scotland
  • 10 APR 2010
    Newark, DE
    University of Delaware
  • 04 JUN 2009
    RNCM, Manchester, UK
    RNCM students from Opera and Vocal studies
  • 12 FEB 2009
    Leeds
    Leeds College of Music students

    Other Dates:
    14 February - Leeds
  • 20 NOV 2008
    The Moser Theatre, Oxford
    Eglesfield Opera Group
  • 22 MAY 2008
    London
    King's College, London

    Other Dates:
    23,24 May - London
  • 10 MAR 2008
    New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Students of New England Conservatory
  • 27 FEB 2008
    Leuven, Belgium
    Lemmensinstituut
  • 12 JUL 2007
    Rondo Theatre, Bath
    Bath Cantata Group
    Edna Blackwell, conductor

    Other Dates:
    13 July - Rondo Theatre, Bath
    14 July - Rondon Theatre, Bath
  • 25 JUN 2007
    Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
    Opera Anywhere
  • 15 JUN 2007
    Waddesden Manor, Oxfordshire
    Opera Anywhere

    Other Dates:
    16 June - Waddesden Manor, Oxfordshire
  • 15 JUN 2007
    Brandon, Middleberg, Vermont, USA
    Opera Company of Middleburg

    Other Dates:
    16-18 June - Brandon, Middleberg, Vermont, USA
  • 24 MAR 2007
    West Hendred Village Hall, Oxfordshire
    Opera Anywhere
  • 23 MAR 2007
    Fritwell Village Hall, Oxfordshire
    Opera Anywhere
  • 02 MAR 2007
    Chiltern Village Hall, Oxfordshire
    Opera Anywhere
  • 02 NOV 2006
    Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
    Guildhall School of Music and Drama
    William Kerley, Director; Tom Rogers, Designer; Matthew Eagland, Lighting Designer; Alexander Ingram, conductor

    Other Dates:
    4,6,8 November - Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
  • 14 OCT 2006
    Perth, Australia
    West Australian Academy

    Other Dates:
    16,17,19,20 October - Perth, Australia
  • 15 JUN 2006
    Middlebury Town Hall Theater, VT
    Opera Company of Middlebury

    Other Dates:
    16-18 June - Middlebury Town Hall Theater, VT
  • 12 MAY 2006
    Opera Studio, Sydney Conservatorium
    Students of the Sydney Conservatorium

    Other Dates:
    13 May - Opera Studio, Sydney Conservatorium
  • 02 FEB 2006
    Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Dalhousie University Opera Workshop
    Marcia Swanston, conductor

    Other Dates:
    3,4 February - Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 07 DEC 2005
    John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
    Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
    David Gilbert, conductor

    Other Dates:
    9,11 December - John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
  • 15 OCT 2005
    A Dinner Engagement Country Premiere
    Theatro Sao Pedro, Brazil

    Other Dates:
    20,23 October - Theatro Sao Pedro, Brazil
  • 15 APR 2005
    The Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon
    Opera Anywhere

    Other Dates:
    16 April - Sunningwell Hall, Abingdon
    22 April - Cumnor Village Hall, Oxford
    23 April - The Corn Exchange, Witney
    29,30 April - Jaqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College
  • 17 JUL 2004
    Barrandov Opera House, Needham Market, Suffolk
    Opera East

    Other Dates:
    18 July - Barrandov Opera House, Needham Market, Suffolk
  • 28 SEP 2003
    Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden
    Roderick Williams, Dame Anne Evans, Jean Rigby, Pamela Helen Stephen; Richard Hickox, conductor
  • 20 JUL 2003
    Cheltenham Music Festival 2003
    Town Hall, Cheltenham
    City of London Sinfonia
    Richard Hickox, conductor

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