Duncan Ward makes his debut with Glyndebourne On Tour this weekend in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
.Starring José Fardilha in the title role, the production is a critically acclaimed revival directed by Mariame Clément.
Performances at Glyndebourne take place until 31 October, before the company embarks on tour to Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Norwich, and Woking. Duncan spoke of his upcoming Glyndebourne work during a recent interview with journalist Nina Large:
‘You will be returning to Glyndebourne this autumn to make your debut for Glyndebourne on Tour conducting Don Pasquale. What excitements and challenges does opera present to you?’
‘Opera is in many ways the epitome of the art forms in all the disciplines that it unites. That striving for perfect synergy between staging, scenery, choreography, costume, singers, chorus, orchestra etc is what makes it so challenging but ultimately so rewarding for all involved and not least the audience when it works…Glyndebourne is a truly special environment in which to strive for these ideals. For a start if the artistic heat gets too much, you only need to step out the door to be in the glorious Sussex hills with the sheep! I had a great experience there last summer assisting Sir Mark Elder on La traviata, and I’m really looking forward to conducting Donizetti’s masterpiece of wit and charm in sixteen performances of Mariame Clément’s superb production this Autumn.’
Click here for the full interview.