Opera Brava returns
PUBLISHED: 11:54 14 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:55 14 July 2015
Opera Brava returns to the Royal Agricultural University by popular demand
Now in its 27th year, Opera Brava has assembled a fabulous cast of young, exciting and thrilling singers mixed with some international artists who perform in major opera houses, including English National Opera and The Royal Opera House. Their operas are fully staged, and sung in English.
This is Opera Brava’s second year at The Royal Agricultural University, and what a beautiful place to perform a weekend of opera. For the seventh year Opera Brava are performing in the Cotswolds; on Friday, July 31 will be Candlelit Opera Gala – a Classic FM of wonderful music – while on Saturday, August 1, is the most popular opera in the world, Carmen. Both Operas start at 7.30pm – do not miss them, tickets are going fast.
The Candlelit Opera Gala promises to have something for everyone. The programme is fully staged and contains a feast of opera’s most inspiring music that will create a positive and lasting memory. The first half includes such gems as the Lakme duet, the Pearl Fishers duet, Rigoletto quartet and many others; whilst the second half offers something a little special with a West Side Story medley; Lehar, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Gershwin melodies; and a popular medley from the Gilbert & Sullivan operas, all interspersed with informative and comic anecdotes.
Carmen lays claim to the title of ‘The Most Popular Opera’; the music, full of extravagant melody and rich in operatic hits such as the Habanera and The Toreador’s Song, has captivated audiences over the decades. A tale of forbidden passion between a young soldier and a fiery gypsy girl, Opera Brava takes hold of the dramatic story of Carmen and reveals how she deals with her love for two very different men. With a sensational Carmen and an international cast, this new production is vibrant with energy and passion and will leave you clambering for more, once you have wrung out your handkerchief.
Tickets available online at www.operabrava.co.uk