Open-air opera in Madingley Gardens

Opera Brava will be making a much-anticipated return to Madingley Hall on 17 and 18 June for two evenings of opera on the Hall’s north lawn.

Friday 17 June: Candlelit Opera Gala

A feast of opera’s most inspiring music, this gala evening will appeal to aficionado and novice alike.

The programme features such favourites as ‘Nessun Dorma’, the Lakme duet, the quartet from Rigoletto, ‘Champagne’ from Die Fledermaus, the Pearl Fishers duet, and highlights from West Side Story, Gershwin and Gilbert & Sullivan.

Saturday 18 June: The Barber of Seville by Rossini

Written in three weeks, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most immediately appealing comic operas and is as fresh to the ear now as when it was first performed in 1816.

Opera Brava’s new production brings together both national and international artists in an exciting and innovative period performance.


Tickets for each event are £27.50 for adults and £10.00 for children and are available via 01223 746222 or

General information

Gates open at 6.30pm each day and the performance starts at 7.30pm.

Please bring your own chairs, rugs and other accessories. Picnics are allowed but please take all rubbish with you afterwards. In the event of wet weather the show will go on so be sure to bring appropriate clothing!

Music courses at Madingley Hall

The Institute of Continuing Education runs a number of short courses at Madingley Hall designed to enhance your appreciation of listening to and performing music.