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The Long Christmas Dinner & A Dinner Engagement at Guildhall School Of Music & Drama

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The Guildhall School's opera department presents a double-bill of one-act operas with a distinctive culinary flavour. Hindemith's imaginative family drama The Long Christmas Dinner traverses 90 years in the lives of several generations of the Bayard family in New England. This subtle examination of American family life show births, marriages and deaths set against a backdrop of a rapidly changing society. A gem of British comic opera, A Dinner Engagement is a comedy of manners set amongst the vegetables. Finding themselves in financial straits, Lord and Lady Dunmow prepare to host dinner for the Grand Duchess of Monteblanco and her son Phillipe in an attempt to marry off their troublesome daughter and thus solve their money problems. However, when dinner gets burnt, things go from bad to worse... The Long Christmas Dinner Libretto by Thornton Wilder Music by Paul Hindemith A Dinner Engagement Libretto by Paul Dehn Music by Lennox Berkeley Creative Team Dominic Wheeler conductor Ashley Dean director Cordelia Chisholm designer Kevin Treacy lighting designer Laura Jane Stanfield costume designer Victoria Newlyn movement director On general sale from Tuesday 3 April 2018. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from Monday 26 March 2018. Silk Street Theatre

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Silk Street
(020) 7382 7043

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