Marquee TV to Stream Glyndebourne Festival’s ‘Vanessa’

By David Salazar
(Credit: Tristram Kenton)

Marquee TV is set to present the Glyndebourne Festival’s production of “Vanessa” on Saturday, May 16.

The broadcast is an exclusive for Marquee TV and stars Emma Bell in the title role alongside Edgaras Montvidas as Anatol, Rosalind Plowright as the Old Baroness, Virginie Verrez as Erika, Donnie Ray Albert as the Old Doctor, William Thomas Nicholas, and ROmanas Kudriasovas as the Footman. The program is directed by Keith Warner with Jakub Hrusa conducting.

“Vanessa” was composed by Samuel Barber with a libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti. The work had its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1958 and would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Barber’s first such award.

In addition to presenting “Vanessa,” Marquee TV is also showcasing other major performances from Glyndebourne, including “Ariadne auf Naxos,” “The Fairy Queen,” and “Hamlet.”