To coincide with the launch of El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces from the Bowes Museum, the Wallace Collection is hosting a unique evening performance of Enrique Granados’ 1915 opera, Goyescas.
We are delighted to partner with the Grange Festival for this exceptional evening. The Grange Festival, whose home as of 2017 is the glorious neo-classical mansion of The Grange in Hampshire, has established itself as an essential player on the opera festival scene. In 2017 their performances of Carmen, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Albert Herring received superb critical acclaim. https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/
The evening will begin with a private view of the exhibition –the first London view of Spanish art from the Bowes Museum – where guests will be able to absorb captivating pieces by well-known masters such as El Greco and Goya, as well as lesser known artists such as Antonio de Pereda and Juan de Valdés Leal.
After enjoying drinks and canapes, guests will be welcomed into the resplendent Great Gallery to sit for the performance. Written in 1915 by the Catalonian classical pianist and composer Enrique Granados, Goyescas, had its debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Granados was inspired to write the opera by the emotive portraits of Francisco Goya, and the opera celebrates the majismo movement in eighteenth-century Spain, which sat at the heart of Spanish society and was typified in Goya’s works.
Ahead of the performance Director of the Wallace Collection, Dr Xavier Bray, and Artistic Director of the Grange Festival, Michael Chance CBE, will offer an introduction to Goya’s techniques and themes as well as exploring the creation and inspiration for Goyescas.
Following the performance guests will be invited to take another look at the exhibition and enjoy drinks and canapes with the performers.
Saturday 11 November 2017
6:30pm for 7:00pm
Evening to conclude at 8.30pm
Ticket price: £100
For more information or enquiries contact:
+44 (0)20 7563 9538