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Bastien and Bastienne


Bastien and Bastienne is the earliest opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which he composed when he was only twelve years old. In one act the local wizard advices shepherdess Bastienne to pretend indifference in order to revive Bastien's love for her. In the adaptation by Maarten van der Duin the wizard is acting out of self interest, which dramatically escalates the passions and tensions between them. The opera was produced by the Ellery Touring Opera and performed in the summer of 2018 as a double bill with the Coffee Cantata by the London Gala Orchestra in Cardiff (Wales) and at festivals in Leytonstone (London), Brighton (East Sussex) and Frome (Somerset).



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Direction & Adaptation

Maarten van der Duin


Stephen Ellery
Dante Valdez


Lukasz Biela
Timothy Coleman
Suzanne Smart


Cardiff (Wales)
Leytonstone (London)
Brighton (East Sussex)
Frome (Somerset)


Ellery Touring Opera


June-July 2018


14 July 2018 | 19:30

Holy Trinity Church (Frome)

13 July 2018 | 19:30

Sunflower Arts Cafe (Cardiff)

12 July 2018 | 19:30

Saint Mary's Church (Brighton)

8 July 2018 | 19:30

Saint John's Church (London)

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