Rodmarton Manor

Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Enjoy a wonderful weekend of opera under the stars in the beautiful surroundings of Rodmarton Manor by Britain's leading touring Opera company
with the Opera Brava Chamber Ensemble.

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The Barber of Seville

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Performances

Friday July 13th
For tickets please call Opera Brava on Website

Description

In late eighteenth century Seville, a young girl. Rosina, is kept a virtual prisoner by her guardian, Doctor Bartolo, who hopes to marry when she is of age and enrich himself from her dowry. The young and ardent Count Almaviva, who wants Rosina to love him for himself and not for his wealth or title, engages the help of Figaro, the local factotem and his former servant, to frustrate Bartolo's plan and marry Rosina himself.

Barber cast:

Figaro - Hakan Vramsmo
Count Almaviva - Roger Paterson
Rosina - Elspeth Marrow
Doctor Bartolo - John Lofthouse
Don Basilio - Geoffrey Moses
Berta - Amanda Buckland
Fiorello & Officer - Benjamin Schilperoort

The Impresario & Opera Gala

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Performances

Saturday July 14th
For tickets please call Opera Brava on 01444 443060 / Website

Description

In the first half you will enjoy "The Impresario" by Mozart a fully costumed 18th century comic opera sparkling with wit and humour. With powdered wigs and period costumes.
The second half consists of a "pot pouri" of inspiring music. A selection of well known arias, duets, trios and ensembles - the Pearl Fishers duet, the Lakme duet (the BA theme) from operas and musicals, ranging from Mozart to Sondheim, interspersed with informative and comic anecdotes.
This intimate evening has something for everyone.
Cast list:
Soprano:Amanda Buckland-Madame Goldentrill
Soprano:Myvanwy Bentall - Miss Silverpeal
Mezzo:Melanie Lodge - Ms Bluff
Tenor:Jeff Stewart - Mr Angel
Baritone:John Lofthouse - Mr Scruples