This rarely performed piece will be conducted by James Hendry. Soloists include National G&S Opera Company stars Sylvia Clarke and Bruce Graham supported by the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and members of local choral societies, accompanied by the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra.
The Golden Legend is a cantata by Arthur Sullivan with libretto by Joseph Bennett, based on the 1851 poem of the same name by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The piece premiered at the triennial Leeds Music Festival in 1886. Scenes following the premiere transcended any known before, with the audience on its feet waving programmes and hats, climbing on chairs and hurling flowers. During Sullivan’s lifetime it was widely considered his greatest and most successful work of serious music. Said Queen Victoria after a performance at the royal Albert Hall in 1988, "At last I have heard the Golden Legend, Sir Arthur...You ought to write a grand opera - you would do it so well"...
This will be an outstanding evening in an exceptional venue.
THE GOLDEN LEGEND
Saturday 15th August, 7.30 pm
Tickets: £20 or with return bus transfers from Harrogate: £30
Book tickets from - http://gsfestivals.org/content/saturday-15th-aug-golden-legend-ripon-cathedral