The Barber of Seville – opera on screen

Recorded in 2016 at Glyndebourne, Rossini’s popular opera will be broadcast by satellite. In view of the long intervals, it is suggested that you follow the Glyndebourne tradition and bring a picnic.

£15, Seniors £12, under 18s £2

Cinderella – Opera from Glyndebourne

Screened live by satellite from Glyndebourne – Cendrillon (Cinderella) by Massenet.
Sweet-natured Cendrillon lives the life of a servant with her cruel stepmother, stepsisters and her downtrodden father Pandolfe. Transformed for just one night, she captures the Prince’s heart at the royal ball. Will she find a way to escape domestic drudgery and reclaim her beloved? With a little help from her Fairy Godmother, she just might.

Please note that due to the tradionally long interval at Glyndebourne, we suggest you enter into the Glyndebourne tradition and bring a picnic.

Mananan Festival – Opera Night

​Gilbert, Sullivan and Michael William Balfe’s Sleeping Queen Opera.

We all know and love the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan but did you know that the famous duo might never have existed but for the music of a talented Irishman, Michael William Balfe? Born in Dublin in 1808, his Bohemian Girl was instantly successful and gained widespread international recognition establishing Balfe as a premier composer. The Sleeping Queen was first presented in 1864 at the Gallery of Illustration in Regent Street, London – the same venue where the G&S partnership was formed. A short pre-opera talk will be given by Una Hunt, followed by selected Balfe arias and the performance of the complete operetta, staged and in costume.

£20, under 18s £2

Dialogues des Carmelites

Live on screen from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

£15, seniors £12, under 18s £2

Live opera on screen – Dialogues des Carmelites

Live on screen from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Dialogues des Carmelites, Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

£15, Seniors £12, under 18s £2

Screened Opera – Carmen by Bizet

Live by satellite from the New York Met, Bizet’s Carmen contains some popular and well known music.  It is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.

Clémentine Margaine sings the role of Carmen and Roberta Alagna is Don José.

£15, Seniors £12, under 18s £2

Adriana Lecouvreur – opera by Cilea

Streamed live from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Soprano Anna Netrebko takes on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theatre, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

£15, seniors £12, under 18s £2

Opera on Screen – La Traviata by Verdi

On screen, live from the New York Metropolitan Opera, La Traviata tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont. Played out against the hypocrisy of upper-class fashionable society, Alfredo and Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. When his father directly appeals to Violetta to relinquish her one chance of happiness, Violetta submits and her act of self-sacrifice leads to her paying the ultimate price.
The New York Met production stars Diana Damrau as Violetta and Juan Diego Flórez as Alfredo.

£15, Seniors £12, under 18s £2