David Charles Abell – Bringing Opera and Musical Theatre together!

Abell_08What a Spring and Summer it’s going to be for maestro David Charles Abell! Rehearsals for English National Opera’s concert performances of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece Sweeney Todd are almost complete and the performances run until the middle of April (an extra performance, on Easter Sunday, has been added to cope with the huge demand for tickets): http://www.eno.org/whats-on/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street.    The concerts star Bryn Terfel as the eponymous (anti) hero and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett. The rest of cast comes from the creme of British musical theatre talent and the first performance takes place on 31st March.

Maestro Abell then goes straight into rehearsals for another fantastic musical being undertaken by an opera company, Fiddler on the Roof at Grange Park Opera: http://www.grangeparkopera.co.uk/whats-on/performance-details-page/?event_id=132.   This new production by Anthony McDonald will star Bryn Terfel as Reb Tevye and will no doubt be one of the hottest tickets in the summer opera season.  The first performance, indeed the first night of Grange Park’s season, is on 4th June and the production runs until 3rd July.

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