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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.

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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.

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Latest customer reviews


    24 May 2018

    This is a beautifully acted piece of pure English eccentricity. The founding of the Glyndebourne Opera by a truly fascinating and indefatigable Englishman. It is also a tender love story. Whilst this may be viewed as a very niche story, the historical background set just before World War 2 is equally interesting. The sets are stunning, despite the tiny theatre, giving a feeling of the enormous country house estate. Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll's performances are faultless.

    Christine Elizabeth Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Moderate Soprano

    22 May 2018

    David Hare,s play was witty, sad and at times very funny. Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll were superb A very enjoyable evening.

    B Whilds Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Different and well acted

    22 May 2018

    We both enjoyed the play very much. We understood every word, so were able to follow the gentle love story of which we had not heard. It was important to have the humorous bits, to lift the play.

    Janart Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Loved it!

    18 May 2018

    Brilliant cast all round, and especially Roger Allam and Nancy Carol. Funny, incredibly informative, and also very moving. Loved it!

    Helen Ryan Confirmed ticket purchaser

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