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Open Air Opera (Possibilities Member Offer – 16% Discount)

Two evenings of summer opera, performed by Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, with a chamber ensemble and in lavish costume, against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House. The performances will be sung in English.

La Traviata – Friday 26th July 2019

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s fantastic melodies include the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Christopher Lane  production for Opera Brava will bring out all the emotional colour, from the first discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

The performance will be sung in English.

The Barber of Seville – Saturday 27th July 2019

Written in three weeks, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most immediately appealing comic operas in the repertoire today and is as fresh to the ear now as when it first burst upon it’s Italian audiences in 1816. On first hearing, the utter joy of one melodic masterpiece flowing into the next is thrilling to any audience.  As the plot unfolds and is dramatically told through Rossini’s brilliant musical structure, it helps us to understand, in part, the Barber’s special place in the history of opera.

Opera Brava in its 31st year is Britains leading touring opera company. Their production of “The Barber of Seville” is performed by professional and experienced national and international opera singers who have worked with major companies such as; English National Opera and Covent Garden. The performance will be sung in English.

£25 per person, inclusive of 16%  discount for Possibilities Members
(normal ticket price £30 per person)
Advance booking essential

Timetable:
6.30pm               Gates open. Relax in the Garden before the performance
7.30pm               Opera Brava performance begins
10.30pm             Guests depart

Licensed cafe, Picnics welcome

Make the evening even more special by pre-ordering an Operatic Picnic for Two when booking your performance tickets, for just £35.

Picnic contents:
Cheese Board Selection to include 4 cheeses with Grapes, Walnuts and Wafers, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with Onion Jam, Olives and Hummus, Crusty Roll, Real Crisps, Macaroons, Large bottle of Mineral Water.

Prosecco, red and white wine, ale or Elderflower presse can be purchased on the day and added to your picnic (other drinks available on request). The picnic includes a disposable gable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.