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The Moderate Soprano
Glyndebourne’s original love story
John Christie had two great passions in life: opera, and Audrey Mildmay – a beautiful young soprano with whom he was completely smitten. Together with his formidable drive, these two passions fueled what many people saw as a monumental folly in the South Downs. Born triumphantly amidst rolling lawns, stiff manhattans, and the sound of sheep bleating from across the HaHa – Glyndebourne would eventually become revered the world over.
For such a massive enterprise, however, love alone would not be enough. When a famous violinist was fogged overnight in Eastbourne, Christie heard about a group of German refugees who found life under the Nazis increasingly impossible. Could they help Christie deliver his vision of the sublime? Provided, of course, that they were wiling to cast Audrey as their leading light….
First seen at Hampstead Theatre, David Hare’s new play tells the story of an intense love affair and an unrelenting search for artistic excellence even in the face of sacrifice, searing scrutiny, and an impending World War.
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds available after purchase.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print this voucher and present it to the box office staff on the day of the show. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.
- When Can I Go
5th April – 30th June 2018
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm
- Where Do I Go
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).
Leicester Square: From the station head north up Charing Cross Road and take the first right onto Long Acre. When the road intersects with Upper St. Martin's Lane turn left. The theatre is a two minute walk away down the road.
Charing Cross: See the directions in the 'Train' section above.
Bus: There are plenty of buses operating in this area.
For the Strand take buses: 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 91 and 139.
For Charing Cross take the 24, 29, 47, 176.
Duke Of York's Theatre
Latest customer reviews
The Moderate Soprano
22 April 2018
This is an excellent production and I thought the staging very good. The actors were all good and every word could be heard from my seat at the back of the Royal Circle.
R E B Confirmed ticket purchaser
Thought Provoking and Touching
22 April 2018
Beautifully acted, the first part was rather slow but gained momentum in the second half. The "quintessentially English" institution relied heavily on European immigrants to get off the ground, so is very relevant to today's debate. Glyndebourne itself IS about privilege, though, so the message is rather mixed.
Marion Confirmed ticket purchaser
A lovely evening
21 April 2018
My husband and I enjoyed the evening very much, of special interest to us since we have visited Glyndebourne to see the Opera on numerous occasions. The cast of the play were outstanding.
Opera lover Confirmed ticket purchaser
Theatre at its best
20 April 2018
What a joy, it made me laugh and moved me to tears. The acting was superb, everyone of the cast was perfect. It is the best thing I have seen in ages. I do go to Glynbourne when I can and see their live screenings. I thought I knew the story about its beginnings but there was so much more I learned about all those involved. The writing of the play is so good., quite brilliant.
S Greenwood Confirmed ticket purchaser
7 April 2018
A fascinating history of the birth of Glyndbourne . Also an insight into people's attitude towards the Nazi's when they first came into power. I felt the last 2 scenes were over long and a bit too sentimental. Quite a few people were walking out before the final curtain. More music please!!! Particularly Mozart - could be used to soften the stridency of the lead character and would add atmosphere.
Cathy Confirmed ticket purchaser