Superb and idiomatic playing from the orchestra, powerful, seductive”
Welcome to Opera Project’s 24th Season. This past twelve months has seen huge change at Opera Project for the reason that the company’s directors, Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness, have been appointed as Artistic Director and Music Director respectively of the brilliant Welsh touring company Mid Wales Opera.
Inevitably Opera Project’s workload has been reduced slightly, with no traditional small-scale company tour. However, the company still remains central to its artistic director’s long-term thinking and, to this end, the company gives details here of two major productions for 2017.
To begin with, Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness form the creative team behind West Green House Opera’s new production of Verdi’s great masterpiece Un ballo in maschera, which opens on 22nd July 2017 with a welcome return to three of West Green’s regulars: Rebecca Nash as Amelia, Jonathan Stoughton as Gustav III and George von Bergen as Anckarström.
Then, in the autumn, Opera Project return to Bristol to collaborate once more with Tobacco Factory Theatres to stage a new co-production of Tosca, with the brilliant Kate Valentine in the title role, Robyn Lyn Evans as Cavaradossi and one of Britain’s most iconic baritones Nicholas Folwell as the evil Baron Scarpia, all three making their role debuts.
22 and 23 July (7.00pm).
West Green House Opera, Thackham’s Lane, Near Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8JB; Tel 01252 848676
For tickets, please contact West Green House Opera.
27, 29, 30 September; 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 October (7.30pm)
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF
For further information, please visit Tobacco Factory Theatres