Opera Evenings, Downend
What DVD showings of opera or related themes
When Thursday evenings perhaps twice a month commencing at 7pm
It is important that those wishing to attend are at the front door at 6.50pm so that they can be admitted. If late, they'll need to text for the door to be opened.
Where Castle Suite, Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, Downend BS16 6UE
Where possible a DVD of the previous week's presentation opera (see the group 'Opera in Downend') will be shown, otherwise a DVD of particular interest.
Next meeting 13 Sept 2018
For further information, click on the 'pigeon post' ('Send a Message') at the top right of the page and fill in the email form, or look in the Bulletin or latest News Sheet for contact details.
Just turn up, with Membership card; Fully accessible; Ample on-site parking; Bus stop 2 mins
Updated 23/7/18 KP
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Sep 13th||GIUSEPPE VERDI - LA TRAVIATA Richard Eyre's 'exceptional' production for the Royal Opera House with Angela Gheorghiu, Frank Lopardo & Leo Nucci. Conductor Sir Georg Solti (139 mins)|
|Thu Sep 27th||HENRY PURCELL - ENGLAND, MY ENGLAND - Tony Palmer directs this prize-winning film about Henry Purcell with a stunning soundtrack conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Michael Ball and Simon Callow with The Monteverdi Choir. (152 mins)|
|Thu Nov 8th||GIOACHINO ROSSINI - MOSÉ IN EGITTO - Graham Vick's production for the Pesaro Festival 2011 with Alex Esposito and Sonia Ganassi. A Biblical tale of oppression, inspiration and freedom finds a striking resonance in today's world. (150 mins)|
|Thu Nov 22nd||GIACOMO PUCCINI - LA RONDINE (The Swallow) - A "ravishing romance" from the New York Met with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna. La Rondine, premiered in 1914 was a casualty of the Great War and has only recently gained popularity. (120 mins)|
|Thu Dec 6th||GAETANO DONIZETTI - L'ELISIR D'AMORE (The Love Potion) The earliest of his operas never to have left the repertoire. This recording form Vienna State Opera with Ana Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and Leo Nucci. (130 mins)|
|Thu Dec 20th||AMBROISE THOMAS - HAMLET - A drastic, but ingenious reduction, this Hamlet obeys the laws not of Elizabethan tragedy but of French Grand Opera. Natalie Dessay and Simon Keenlyside at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (176 mins)|
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