29 November
2022

Ingrams Circle, Constellation and Patron deadline

10 January
2023

Special Friend and Friend deadline

7 March
2023

Affiliate Member booking opens at 10am

23 March
2023

GO≤35 Member booking opens at 10am

4 April
2023

Public Bookinopens at 10am

Performances
1, 3, 9, 11, 23, 27 June 2023
2 July 2023
Start time: 6.20pm
End time: c.10.10 - 10.15pm


Mitridate, the warrior king of Pontus, and his two sons Farnace and Sifare, are all in love with the same woman, Aspasia, resulting in a complex web of rivalry, jealousy, aggression and pent-up passion.

Astonishingly, Mozart was only 14 years old when he wrote Mitridate, and he had to contend with the opinions of many who were highly sceptical about his abilities, writing and rewriting arias furiously, almost up to the time of the brilliantly successful premiere in Milan.

With the audacity of extreme youth Mozart grabbed the opportunity to show off his precocious skills, composing the most dazzling and bravura music to showcase his singers’ vocal abilities, and alternating the fireworks with passages of exquisitely tender melancholy. Extreme emotions of love, rage and betrayal are displayed in enormously demanding arias, ignited by frenetic energy and lit up by explosions of thrilling top notes.


Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Mitridate
Robert Murray
Aspasia
Elizabeth Watts
Farnace
Iestyn Davies
Ismene
Soraya Mafi
Arbate
John Graham-Hall
Marzio
Joshua Owen Mills
Conductor
Clemens Schuldt
Director
Tim Albery
Designer
Hannah Clark
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
The English Concert
June
Thursday 1 June
Friday 30 June
Friday 9 June
Sunday 11 June
Friday 23 June
Tuesday 27 June
July
Sunday 2 July
Start time: 
6.20pm