Thursday 23rd May  Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” 


2019  JAN. TO MAY.

Opera Nights are informal and free of charge. The bar will be open at 7.00pm and there is a short introduction to the work  at 7.20pm. The Opera commences at 7.30pm with an interval, when the bar will again be open. Where the operas are given in the original language there are subtitles in English.

Thursday 24th January Johann Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus”.  We start the new year in party mood with this bubbling Covent Garden production starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Hermann Prey and Benjamin  Luxon and some surprises in the cabaret scene.

Thursday 28th February  Verdi’s “La Traviata”.  A rare opportunity to see this renowned Frano Zeffirelli film starring Teresa Stratas and the young Placido Domingo with the Metropolitan Opera Company conducted by James Levine.

Thursday 4th April  Verdi’s “The Force of Destiny” . Leontyne Price stars in this epic production from the Metropolitan Opera conducted by James Levine.

Thursday 25th April Donizetti’s “Lucia did Lammermoor”. Graham Vick’s production of Donizetti’s greatest dramatic opera at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa with Stefania Bonfadelli and Marcelo Alvarez

Thursday 23rd May  Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”  We break for the summer with a return to Puccini with this production beautifully filmed in Japan with Ying Huang and Richard Troxell.

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Peter Clarke at