The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano

The Moderate Soprano Tickets

The Moderate Soprano closed on 30 June 2018.

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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.

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The Moderate Soprano running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes
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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. 

By:
David Hare
Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Design:
Bob Crowley
Cast list:
Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll

Duke of York's Theatre

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

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

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