The Moderate Soprano

The Moderate Soprano

Duke of York's

  • Booking from: Thursday, 5 April 2018 -
    Booking until: Saturday, 30 June 2018
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
The Moderate Soprano description

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.

Playing at Duke of York's

45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG (venue info)

Duke of York's Directions
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45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -