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New Sussex Opera

Mignon

Repertoire

Thomas
Mignon

Performers

Cast includes

Victoria Simmonds
Mignon
Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson
Philine
Ted Schmitz
Wilhelm Meister
Adrian Powter
Lothario
Christopher Diffey
Laerte
Nicholas Jenkins
conductor
Harry Fehr
director
Eleanor Wdowski
designer
  • New Sussex Opera Chorus
  • St Paul’s Sinfonia

Following last season’s remarkable Oberon, NSO reunites director Harry Fehr and conductor Nicholas Jenkins for one of the most performed operas of the late 19th century – Mignon by Ambroise Thomas.

This delectable 1866 opéra-comique, inspired by Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, tells the story of the enigmatic and waif-like Mignon, tormented in captivity and longing for freedom, peace, and love. Thomas’ music, composed at the high noon of romanticism, abounds in radiant melody and paraphrases a great Goethe poem in the celebrated aria Connais-tu le pays?

One of the UK’s most touching and eloquent operatic artists, mezzo-soprano Victoria Simmonds, plays Mignon. Dazzling young coloratura soprano Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson plays her feisty rival Philine.

Sung in English.

Concert Duration:
approx. 2 hours 45 mins
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£50 (premium seats), £45, £36, £28, £20
NSO friends: £5 off top 3 prices
Students and children: £15 (all seats)

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