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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Title||Start Date ↑||Status|
|English choral music across the centuries: a participatory weekend||7 March 2014||Available|
|Literature and Romantic music||21 March 2014||Available|
|Music at the court of Frederick the Great||4 April 2014||Available|
|The genesis of the modern piano: Broadwood, Dussek and the London piano makers||25 April 2014||Available|
|The operas of Benjamin Britten||16 May 2014||Available|
|Double reed players' weekend||30 May 2014||Available|
|Strange meetings: words, music and the First World War||27 June 2014||Available|
|The Rake’s Progress: Hogarth, Hockney, de Valois and Stravinsky||4 July 2014||Available|
|Music and culture in Elizabethan England||25 July 2014||Available|
|The concept of the hero in the operas of Richard Wagner||25 July 2014||Available|
|Jazz improvisation||1 August 2014||Available|
|Wagner's Parsifal and the quest for the holy grail||12 September 2014||Available|
|Music impressionism: from dawn to dusk||5 December 2014||Available|