One year after his passing, English National Opera present a special tribute concert in honour of former music director Sir Charles Mackerras at the Coliseum on Sunday 26 June 2011.
The evening will include performances by singers including Sir John Tomlinson, Dame Felicity Palmer, Lesley Garrett, Rebecca Evans, Janice Watson, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Diana Montague, Jonathan Summers, Neal Davies, Nuccia Focile, John Graham-Hall, Della Jones, Yvonne Kenny, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Christine Rice, Timothy Robinson, Matthew Rose, Peter Rose and Brindley Sherratt.
Past and present ENO Music Directors Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder and Paul Daniel will conduct ENO’s Orchestra and Chorus. The evening will be presented by Radio 3's Sean Rafferty.
The programme has been put together with the aid of the Mackerras family, and reflects the repertoire championed by Sir Charles. It will include operatic arias and choruses from Handel’s Julius Caesar, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Idomeneo, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, Verdi’s Falstaff and Don Carlo, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Britten’s Peter Grimes, Puccini’s Tosca, Janáček’s Jenůfa and Strauss’s Rosenkavalier.
Booking is now open: tickets £8 - £45. All concert proceeds will go to ENO Benevolent Fund.