ENO’s Man of La Mancha, Starring Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Cassidy Janson, Begins April 26

London News   ENO’s Man of La Mancha, Starring Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Cassidy Janson, Begins April 26
 
Lonny Price directs the limited engagement.
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese ©Decca/Chris Dunlop

Following productions of Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, and Sweeney Todd, the English National Opera presents a limited engagement of Man of La Mancha April 26–June 8 at the London Coliseum.

Emmy winner and Tony nominee Kelsey Grammer, most recently on Broadway in Finding Neverland, takes the stage as Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote with opera star Danielle de Niese and Cassidy Janson sharing the roles of Aldonza/Dulcinea and BAFTA Award-winning actor Nicholas Lyndhurst as the Innkeeper and the Captain.

Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson
Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson

The cast also features Peter Polycarpou as Sancho Panza, Eugene McCoy as Dr. Carrasco/The Duke, Lucy St. Louis as Antonia, Natasha Leaver as Fermina, Debra Michaels as Maria, Julie Jupp as Housekeeper, Minal Patel as Padre, Emanuel Alba as Barber, Rakesh Boury as Muleteer, Stephen John Davies as Muleteer, Paul F. Monaghan as Muleteer, Ryan Pidgen as Muleteer, David Seadon-Young as Muleteer/Pedro, Samuel Thomas as Muleteer, Teddy Wills as Muleteer, and Femi Akinfolarin as Muleteer.

The ensemble includes Tim Hodges, Luke Jackson, Dominic Owen, Joseph Poulson, Jocelyn Prah, and Anna Woodside with swings Tash Holway, Helen Walsh, Luke McCall, and Alex Pinder.

Lonny Price directs, and the performers will be backed by ENO’s 35-piece orchestra. The creative team also includes conductor David White, set designer James Noone, lighting designer Rick Fisher, sound designer Mick Potter, and casting director David Grindrod CDG.

SEE WHAT ELSE IS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM IN LONDON

Man of La Mancha features music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and a book by Dale Wasserman.

(Updated April 26, 2019)

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