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Jane Eyre - a World Premiere concert-performance of the opera by John Joubert

Soloists April Fredrick and David Stout with The English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods

Add to my Calendar 25-10-2016 19:30 25-10-2016 21:30 36 Jane Eyre - a World Premiere concert-performance of the opera by John Joubert The world premiere concert performance of 'Jane Eyre'; an opera in two acts by John Joubert performed by the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods recorded live by Somm Recordings with soloists and full supporting cast, prior to release in Spring 2017. Since its first publication in 1847, Charlotte Bronte’s fatalistic masterpiece Jane Eyre has inspired countless re-readings and retellings. Now, marking Bronte’s 200th anniversary and his own 90th birthday, the revered British composer John Joubert will finally see the world premiere concert and recording of Jane Eyre, his long-awaited third opera. The unforgettable tale of an obsessive love threatened by an unutterable secret, the opera has been more than 20 years in the gestation. It is, says conductor Kenneth Woods, “Joubert’s undoubted magnum opus”. With a single public showing as an amateur production some years ago, Joubert has since substantially revised it for this official world premiere, but the idea had taken root as far back as 1969. That’s when, while writing his song-cycle, Six Poems of Emily Bronte, he was drawn into the world of the Bronte sisters and, inexorably, Jane Eyre. The result is a major operatic work, with a score of translucent beauty, of foreboding; suffused with a sense of the destiny that may hold terrors, may hold love – but may not be withheld.“Those words did not die inarticulate on your lips. I heard them clear and soft: a thought too solemn perhaps, but sweet as music…” – Edward Rochester, Jane Eyre. Further information: www.eso.co.uk/jane-eyre-the-opera   English Symphony Orchestra: The International Orchestra of Elgar Country www.eso.co.uk   Somm Recordings http://www.somm-recordings.com Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, Birmingham DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre
King Edward's School
Birmingham
B15 2UA
England


Programme

John JoubertJane Eyre, opera

Performers

April Fredrick – soprano
David Stout – baritone
Kenneth Woods – conductor

English Symphony Orchestra

Programme Note

The world premiere concert performance of 'Jane Eyre'; an opera in two acts by John Joubert performed by the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods recorded live by Somm Recordings with soloists and full supporting cast, prior to release in Spring 2017.

Since its first publication in 1847, Charlotte Bronte’s fatalistic masterpiece Jane Eyre has inspired countless re-readings and retellings. Now, marking Bronte’s 200th anniversary and his own 90th birthday, the revered British composer John Joubert will finally see the world premiere concert and recording of Jane Eyre, his long-awaited third opera. The unforgettable tale of an obsessive love threatened by an unutterable secret, the opera has been more than 20 years in the gestation. It is, says conductor Kenneth Woods, “Joubert’s undoubted magnum opus”.

With a single public showing as an amateur production some years ago, Joubert has since substantially revised it for this official world premiere, but the idea had taken root as far back as 1969. That’s when, while writing his song-cycle, Six Poems of Emily Bronte, he was drawn into the world of the Bronte sisters and, inexorably, Jane Eyre. The result is a major operatic work, with a score of translucent beauty, of foreboding; suffused with a sense of the destiny that may hold terrors, may hold love – but may not be withheld.

“Those words did not die inarticulate on your lips. I heard them clear and soft: a thought too solemn perhaps, but sweet as music…” – Edward Rochester, Jane Eyre.

Further information:

www.eso.co.uk/jane-eyre-the-opera  

English Symphony Orchestra: The International Orchestra of Elgar Country

www.eso.co.uk  

Somm Recordings

http://www.somm-recordings.com

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