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Malcolm Arnold

Publisher: Novello & Co

The Dancing Master, Op 34 (1952)
Text Writer
Joe Mendoza
Novello & Co Ltd
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub Category
Grand Opera
Year Composed
55 Minutes
Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Alto, 2 Tenors, Bass Baritone
Programme Note
Malcolm Arnold The Dancing Master, Op 34 (1952)

A comedy of intrigues and misunderstandings adapted from William Wycherley’s ‘The Gentleman Dancing Master’. The plot follows the heroine, Miranda and her two suitors: a
French dandy and Gerard, who disguises himself as a dancing master.

Score preview:

A score rich in melody and full of wit and impulsiveness.
Claire Seymour, Opera Today,06/03/2015
Romantic, surreal and gently risqué, its music is lyrical and seductive at some points, strong and vivid at others.
Charlotte Valori, BachTrack,04/03/2015
The Dancing Master could easily sparkle on stage.
Roderic Dunnett, Opera Magazine,01/01/2013
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