The Duchess Of Padua

Image used for The Duchess of Padua poster

20 Feb – 25 Feb
The Space
269 Westferry Road
London
E14 RS

Oscar Wilde’s epic tragedy of revenge and passion turned into a compact opera. An earnest young man falls for the browbeaten wife of the cruel and coercive Duke – with dreadful consequences for them all.

Ellie Neate (soprano) Beatrice, Duchess of Padua
Anna Elizabeth Cooper (mezzo-soprano) Guido Ferranti
James Beddoe (tenor) The Duke of Padua
Henry Grant Kerswell (bass) Count Moranzone

Director: Fleur Snow
Designer: Melissa Sofoian
Words: Oscar Wilde
Music: Edward Lambert
Piano duo: Alex Norton & Adrian Salinero

Tickets: space.org.uk

Assistant Director

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Photos courtesy of Kirsten McTernan

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Photos courtesy of Kirsten McTernan

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Video design: Hayley Egan

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Cover Director: Rosalind Kat

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