Grange Festival Announces 2023 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Grange Festival has announced its 2023 season which is set to include four new productions.

The season opens with Mozart’s Così fan tutte.” The production is set to star Samantha Clarke, Kitty Whately, Nicholas Lester, Alessandro Fisher, Carolina Lippo, and Christian Senn. Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits, Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, makes his Festival debut in this new production by director Martin Lloyd-Evans.

Performance Dates: June 8-24, 2023

The company will present a double of Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” and Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” Daniel Slater directs the works with a cast that includes Heather Lowe, Sophie Bevan, Alexandra Oomens, James Newby, and Helen Charlston. Harry Christophers conducts.

Performance Dates: June 9-28, 2023

The company will also present Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” directed by Paul Curran. Ukrainian tenor Eduard Martynyuk leads the production with Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan. The cast also includes Andrei Kymach, Ilya Kutyukhin, Edwin Kaye, David Webb, Christopher Gillett, Lucy Schaufer, Claire Barnett-Jones, and Dame Josephine Barstow.

Performance Dates: June 23-July 2, 2023

The Grange Festival will close its 2023 season with Ellington: From Stride to Strings – two nights in celebration of the extraordinary musical life of Duke Ellington, one of the jazz world’s most ground-breaking composers.

Performance Dates: June 30 & July 1, 2022