Brighton Early Music Festival’s Early Opera Marco da Gagliano’s La Dafne

Gscene Editorial Team January 24, 2020

Brighton Early Music Festival to stage Early Opera Marco da Gagliano’s La Dafne in February 2020

Brighton Early Music Festival’s BREMF Early Opera provides an opportunity to see neglected masterpieces from the birth of opera.

Returning to The Old Market for a fourth year of staging early opera in this intimate venue, BREMF presents a rare chance to see Marco da Gagliano’s 1608 opera La Dafne, in a new production directed by Thomas Guthrie.

This highly entertaining and delightful work was premiered just one year after Monteverdi’s Orfeo, and like Monteverdi, sets a classical story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The tale of Apollo and Dafne explores enduring themes of love, power and control as boastful Apollo pursues the beautiful nymph Dafne with dramatic consequences amidst the chaos of gods behaving badly.

Featuring a stellar cast of talented young singers and instrumentalists, including some familiar names from previous BREMF early opera performances such as tenor Rory Carver, who wowed audiences as Orfeo in the Festival’s 2017 production. La Dafne will have four performances over the weekend of Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February 2020.

Tickets: £18 – £28 (half price for u-25s) from the BREMF website here: 

For more information about this event of the BREMF contact Cathy Boyes / 07958 790173