Thursday 14th December:  For the Gilbert and Sullivan fans: “The Sorcerer”. 

West Hill OPERA NIGHTS AT THE RBL








2017

Opera Nights are informal and free of charge. The bar will be open at 7.00pm,  there is a short introduction to the work  and 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 19th  January: Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”. An excellent production without gimmicks!  The combination of Mozart’s sublime music, Da Ponte’s comedy and Amanda Roocroft’s Fiordiligi makes this a must. PLEASE NOTE THIS OPERA WILL START AT 7.20pm.


Thursday 23rd February: Verdi’s  great dramatic opera  ”Rigoletto”.  Luciano Pavarotti stars as the infamous Duke of Mantova in this acclaimed film from Jean-Pierre Ponelle


Wednesday 22nd  March: Donizetti’s  ”The Daughter of the Regiment” By popular request, a repeat of this hilarious Production starring Natalie Dessay  and Juan Diego Florez - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE FROM 23RD.


Thursday 20th April: Tchaikowsky’s greatest opera  “Eugene Onegin”  This outstanding  production was last shown in 2014 before many of our current members were with us.


Thursday 1st June : Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier”.  This fabulous production from Covent Garden starring Kiri Te Kanawa which ends the first half of 2017 is one not to be missed.

YES the month is correct June NOT May.


Thursday 21st  September:    Giuseppi Verdi’s great opera: “Aida”  A spectacular production from  San Francisco Opera starring Luciano Pavarotti as Radames and Margaret Price as Aida.


Thursday 26th October: Donizetti’s celebrated comic opera: “Don Pasquale”.  This festival production with Claudio Desderi as the hapless Pasquale and Laura Giordano as the beautiful, scheming Norina is conducted by Riccardo Muti.

 

Thursday 23rd November: Mozart’s ever popular  opera:

“Don Giovanni”.     From the Metropolitan Opera , New York This acclaimed Zeffirelli production, with Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Ferruccio Furnaletto is conducted by James Levine.


Thursday 14th December:  For the Gilbert and Sullivan fans:

“The Sorcerer”.   An opportunity to see this, their first full length opera. The magic of John Wellington Wells goes disastrously wrong but, of course, in the end love conquers all.


For further information please contact:

Peter Clarke at opconpeterclarke@gmail.com