Longborough Festival Opera announces collaboration with The Academy of Ancient Music in 2020

The performances mark AAM’s debut at Longborough Festival Opera. Speaking
about the partnership, AAM Chief Executive Alexander Van Ingen comments:
“The Academy of Ancient Music is very pleased to be working with
Longborough Festival Opera for Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses in July
2020. Having performed this work to critical acclaim with Robert Howarth in
2017, we’re very excited to be re-united for a new production directed by
Polly Graham in the beautiful surroundings of Longborough. I’m sure that
Robert’s first-class musicianship combined with the extraordinary expertise
of AAM’s players and Polly’s bold and powerful direction will make this
period-instrument opera one to remember.”

The production will also mark Longborough Artistic Director Polly Graham’s directing
debut at the festival.

She comments: “I am so thrilled that Longborough is joining forces with the
Academy of Ancient Music. They are musicians of the highest calibre and
they have worked with our conductor Rob Howarth on many occasions. I cannot
wait to create our new production of The Return of Ulysses with them as a
part of the creative team in 2020.”

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Photo credit: Matthew Williams-Ellis