Sutton Coldfield

Enjoying Opera

Place: Methodist Centre, South Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QY
Day: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.
Time: 2pm
Cost: £1.50

Definitive meeting dates are displayed in the Monthly Programme

Our tutor, Philip Blackshaw, will be broadening out the study by including a number of less well known operas but will begin with a series of Puccini operas presented in reverse chronological order to focus on the composer’s compositional maturity.

2020 Programme

Date Subject
January Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire (1998)
February Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick (2010)
March Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (1935)
April Handel Serse (London 1738)
May Arthur Benjamin’s Written on Skin (Aix 2012)
June Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1960)
July Extracts from Show Boat (Jerome Kern), Brief Encounter (Andre Previn), Jane Eyre (Michael Berkeley), and Carmen Jones (Bizet/Oscar Hammerstein II)

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