A summer evening of opera
Gates will open at 5.30pm, performance from 6.30pm until around 7.45pm. Final call for departures around 8.30pm
A magical evening of opera, performed by world class singers and a mini orchestra.
Follow four characters’ journeys through a kaleidoscope of arias, duets, and ensembles in this entertaining evening of opera and musicals, performed by four world-class singers and five fine chamber musicians.
Some wonderful and well-known music by Handel, Mozart, the great bel canto Italian opera composers, and Rodgers & Hammerstein, plus some surprises and unusual gems, from the emotional depth of the quartet from Beethoven’s Fidelio to the sheer pazzazz of the final number from Verdi’s Falstaff and the caustic wit of Sondheim’s lyrics.
The orchestral scores will be expertly arranged for string quintet, played by five of the finest chamber musicians in the UK.
You are welcome to arrive from 5.30pm to set up your picnics and enjoy the garden.
The opera has been arranged by Orlando Jopling. Orlando co-founded two opera companies – Tête à Tête and Stanley Hall Opera, and has spent most of his working life in opera and ballet, at the Royal Opera House in London, Garsington Opera, Scottish Opera, the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and many others. He also programmes the Roman River Festival, which takes place every year on the Essex / Suffolk borders.
The performance will be on the village green – it is an open air event so we suggest you bring blankets, cushions and/or folding chairs. There will be some picnic tables, chairs and benches available on a first come first served basis.
While we hope the weather in June will be kind, please check the weather forecast and come prepared!