6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Cotswold Life today click here

WIN tickets to a night of opera at Rodmarton Manor

PUBLISHED: 11:34 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 16 May 2018

Opera Brava

Opera Brava


Britain’s leading professional outdoor touring opera company, Opera Brava returns to the Cotswolds for the 11th successive year this summer, with performances of The Barber of Seville and The Impresario & Opera Gala

Join family and friends for a wonderful evening picnic under the stars on the beautiful Circle Lawn with the backdrop of Rodmarton Manor accompanied by indulgent sights and sounds.

“The Manor is looking forward to hosting Opera Brava’s Cotswold reach of the tour again this year”, says John Biddulph, owner of Rodmarton Manor.

Comments Bronek Pomorski, Artistic Director of Opera Brava, “enjoy a professional opera performance with chamber ensemble with cast in full period dress on the boards, set in a quintessential Cotswold venue”.

Rodmarton Manor is a supreme example of a house built according to Arts and Crafts ideals and was one of the last country houses to be built in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen.

Enjoy an enchanting evening with Mozart’s comic opera The Impresario and a ‘pot pouri’ of inspiring music with the Pearl Fishers and Lakme duets, arias, trios and quartets all rounded off with a helping of Gilbert & Sullivan.

The Barber of Seville, performed by Opera Brava The Barber of Seville, performed by Opera Brava

Rossini’s masterpiece The Barber of Seville 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.

Formed 30 years ago by two former English National Opera singers, Opera Brava aims to bring opera to a wider audience, bring together top artists from leading opera houses to gorgeous country house gardens and estates up and down the country.

As ever, Opera Brava extends thanks to John and Sarah Biddulph, owners of Rodmarton Manor, who have kindly granted access to their lovely gardens, and the generous support of Opera Brava’s main sponsor Aura Care Living, media partner Cotswold Life and EXPO Promotions.

Bring a picnic, blanket, chairs and a case of fizz!

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to either The Barber of Seville or The Impresario & Opera Gala, enter using the form below:

Fill out my online form.

Can’t wait to see if you’ve won? Click here to purchase tickets.

Terms and conditions: Competition closes at midday on Friday, June 22, 2018. Entrants must be 18 years or older. The prize is a pair of tickets to either The Barber of Seville of July 13, 2018 or The Impresario & Opera Gala on July 14, 2018. Prize to be taken in accordance with Opera Brava. Full Archant terms and conditions can be found here.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Cotswold Life

Yesterday, 10:35

Poet Pam Ayres is well known for her deep love of animals. Which is why, in her latest book, she’s turning her attention to a particularly prickly subject: the plight of the British hedgehog

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30

‘Madonna is back on the stereo, but this time around I’m taking no chances’

Read more

Many might have been daunted at the thought of taking on not one, but two Grade 2 listed barns, but not Cotswold designer Pippa Paton who launched into the project with great gusto

Read more
Yesterday, 10:20

Enjoy a day in the sunshine at these wonderful Pick Your Own fruit farms in the Cotswolds...

Read more
Yesterday, 10:07

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta will return to Cambray Place on Saturday June 2 from 10am, bringing more than 15 chilli produce specialists to town

Read more
Yesterday, 10:02

It is the highest town in Oxfordshire, was once a major industrial hive for wool and tweed, took part in the rather bizarre ritual of wife selling in the mid 19th century and is home to the ‘Aspirin Man’. Chipping Norton is certainly a colourful place, full of character and charm whilst maintaining a down-to-earth friendliness. I took my mum, dad and daughter number three with me to explore this vibrant little Cotswold town and had a few surprises of my own

Read more
Yesterday, 09:02

Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2018 promises a fortnight of entertainment at the college grounds, from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 27

Read more
Wed, 16:44

Deborah Thompson talks us through the distinctive qualities of wine produced right here on our doorstep

Read more
Wed, 16:13

Co-founder of Wantage accountancy firm Inca has teamed up with Oxfordshire Fitness and 28 Nordic walkers to raise nearly £500 for Parkinson’s UK with a nine mile circular trek up Faringdon Folly from Buckland Village Hall

Read more
Wed, 15:57

An international trade deal to launch a new venture between China and Gloucestershire was agreed at The Gloucestershire Business Show, held May 16 and 17 at the Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more
Wed, 14:47

We talked to chief audiologist at The Tinnitus Clinic, Mark Williams, who discussed causes, symptoms and treatments for tinnitus and hearing loss. Here’s what to do if you have ringing in your ears

Read more
Wed, 13:40

Join Lunch & Learn at C11 Cyber Security and Digital Centre for Cyber Bites

Read more
Tue, 14:31

Settle into a spacious seat, sit back in luxury and enjoy the ride before landing in the grounds of the stunning Goodwood estate - travel doesn’t get much better than that!

Read more
Tue, 12:12

Cotswold designers are celebrating after picking up gold and Best in Show at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Words by Mandy Bradshaw

Read more
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory
A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Cotswold's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area

Property Search