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Lennox Berkeley

Publisher: Chester Music

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

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Lennox Berkeley A Dinner Engagement (1954)

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
    Roderick Williams, Yvonne Kenny, Jean Rigby, Claire Rutter, Anne Collins, Robin Leggate, Blake Fischer
    Richard Hickox
  • 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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