Opera in Oborne 2020
The dates for Opera in Oborne have been set as Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August 2020. As details of the performances become available, they will of course be added here, but in the meantime, please pencil the dates into your diary.
Opera in Oborne 2019
We are very proud to be offering an extended programme for 2019.
Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th August 2019, 8.00 pm
The most famous opera of them all, Puccini's La Boheme.
Everyone loves La Boheme! Whether its the fantastic music, the tears of joy and heartbreak for Rodolfo and Mimi, or the sheer style of bohemian Paris in La Belle Époque, everyone adores this most romantic of operas. If this is your first visit or your hundredth, La Boheme’s emotional charge is irresistible - and you certainly need those tissues!”
Il segreto di Susanna
Saturday 3rd August, 3.00 pm
What is Susanna hiding? Her husband’s suspicions are driving him wild. Will it destroy their marriage?
All is revealed in this hilarious 50 minutes of sparkling opera at its tuneful best by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Writing at the same time as Puccini, Wolf-Ferrari became internationally famous for his beautiful melodies and bubbling comedy. “Il Segreto”, with its contemporary plot and catchy tunes, is a great example of why he was one of the most performed opera composers of the 1900’s.”
The Gala Concert
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Sunday 4th August, 6.30 pm
How Opera in Oborne started, the ever-popular gala concert.
Previous years have included favourites such as the Toreador Song, La donna e mobile and Maria from West Side Story alongside some lesser known, but beautiful arias.
The perfect way to introduce opera to a wider audience.
Tuesday 6th August, 7.30 pm
The Wriggle Valley Jazz Band are back for a third consecutive year. This is a great night with a bar and bbq in the churchyard and normally ends up with dancing in the aisle!
The Jazz night is run by the village hall and proceeds go to the upkeep of the hall.