The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano

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The two great passions in John Christie’s life were opera and a beautiful young soprano, Audrey Mildmay, with whom he was completely smitten. Together with his formidable drive, they fuelled what many first saw as a monumental folly in the South Downs. Glyndebourne was triumphantly born amidst stiff manhattans, rolling lawns and the sound of sheep from across the HaHa. It was to become revered the world over. 

Such was the scale of the enterprise that love alone was not enough. When a famous violinist was fogged in overnight in Eastbourne, Christie first heard of a group of refugees for whom life in Nazi Germany had become impossible. Perhaps they could help deliver Christie’s vision of the sublime – assuming of course they would be willing to cast Audrey as the leading light. 

David Hare’s new play, first seen at Hampstead Theatre, is the story of an intense love affair and the unrelenting search for artistic excellence in the face of searing scrutiny, sacrifice and the impending Second World War.

The Moderate Soprano running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes
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About The Moderate Soprano:

The two great passions in John Christie’s life were opera and a beautiful young soprano, Audrey Mildmay, with whom he was completely smitten. Together with his formidable drive, they fuelled what many first saw as a monumental folly in the South Downs. Glyndebourne was triumphantly born amidst stiff manhattans, rolling lawns and the sound of sheep from across the HaHa. It was to become revered the world over. 

By:
David Hare
Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Design:
Bob Crowley
Cast list:
Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll
The Moderate Soprano Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 5 April, 2018
Opening date: 
Thursday, 12 April, 2018
Available from: 
Thursday, 5 April, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 30 June, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 30 June, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday2.30pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Duke of York's Theatre

Address:
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

The Moderate Soprano Customer reviews

Our The Moderate Soprano Review

Note: This is a review of the original Hampstead production. The Moderate Soprano is transferring to the West End in 2018. 

Latest The Moderate Soprano News & Features

David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano to transfer to the West End
Friday, December 15, 2017

David Hare’s play The Moderate Soprano will transfer to the West End following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre in 2015. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the play tells the story of John Christie, the founder of Glyndebourne Opera House, and Audrey Mildmay, a soprano singer. When the play first ran, it starred Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll, and the pair will reprise their roles in the West End, with further casting to be announced. The Moderate Soprano will run at the Duke of York’s from 5th April to 30th June 2018, with an official opening night on 12th April.

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