Bampton Classical Opera Postpones Gluck’s ‘The Crown’

By Logan Martell

Bampton Classical Opera has announced that its concert performance on Gluck’s “The Crown” has been postponed.

The cast for the Gluck opera includes Harriet Eyley as Meleagro, Samantha Louis-Jean as Atalanta, Lisa Howarth as Climene, and Lucy Anderson as Asteria; Robert Howarth will conduct the CHROMA ensemble.

“We are saddened that the newly-announced November lockdown prevents us from performing or recording Gluck’s ‘The Crown’ this coming Friday,” writes Artistic Directors Jeremy Gray and Gilly French in a joint statement.  “Although we understand the need for action, our thoughts are very much with our singers and players at this difficult time as well as with our audiences currently unable to enjoy live music. ”

The performance was set to open on November 6, 2020,  but the company has announced that it will seek out a date at some point in the Spring of 2021.

“We are determined that this gem of an opera, whose theme of hope in adversity seems so appropriate to the current situation, will be performed and we will announce a spring date as soon as possible.”