Over the years I've been to many 'one off’s' by Amici Di Verdi, Chelsea Opera Group, Birmingham Opera Group and even a Magic Flute in the grounds of Marble Hill House. In the past couple of years we've started attending performances by the musical colleges in London and I though it would be useful if people shared information on these. The standards are high, the singers promising an the works are not the standard repertoire. AND the price is right.
I'll start: I received this email
I'm emailing as you attended UCOpera's production of La Favorite last March and I have your name down to be notified when tickets are available for this year's production of Verdi's Aroldo.
We would love to see you again at this year's production which is taking place at the Theatre Royal Stratford East this March 20/22/24/25.
If people are interested I can did out a review I did for another forum of last years production. Suffice to say we're going back on the 21st -the only night we can make. Tickets are £25 and The Theatre is one of Frank Matcham's gems and was famous for Joan Littlewoods productions in the 60's 'Oh What a Lovely War' etc. about 4 mins slow walk from the station.
Let me know if you'll be there and if you know of any upcoming events.
I’ve been to events by both of these and can recommend them. Bright young performers, musically polished and I value highly the chance to see and hear Opera in the size of hall for which it was composed.
Not to be confused with the Royal Academy of Music Hurrah I will at last get to see the Threepenny Opera, in Shoreditch of all places. We will be there for opening night 15th June. Pleased to meet up with anyone else who’s going.
The Royal Academy of Music production of Sweeney Todd at Theatre Royal Stratford East last year was very good. Can imagine that their Threepenny Opera will be well worth seeing. Will have to check my teenagers' exam schedules to see if I can safely leave the house on any of those dates. Might have to be providing a shoulder to cry on!
This is a perfect suggestion, IMO. There's a wealth of stuff going on out there and I pleased to know more about them.
Musical Theatre doesn't only happen in the West End and Opera is provided by dozens of companies. I'm delighted to have found this site which has made me aware of some great opportunities that I wouldn't otherwise have known about.
Lifted from another Forum. If you like Opera at the Cinema heres a free day out WITH REFRESHMENTS! to help a Phd student.
"I'm a PhD student from King's College London, conducting research in collaboration with the Royal Opera House about how novice respondents ('opera virgins') respond to opera streamed live to cinemas.
I'm organising a symposium for the 16th of June at KCL, at which I am bringing together a range of speakers including artists, opera and theatre company representatives and academics to talk about opera in the movies. I'll also be debuting findings from my own research.
Here’s Showgirls review of a Pop Up Opera production.
“I couldn't find a thread for this one but am sure some others here are familiar with this company, which tours to non-traditional venues.
Current production is Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto (sung in Italian but with hilarious projected dialogue help - can't say whether it's an exact translation.) I caught this at the Geffrye Museum but there are further dates in the London and general south-east area. I don't think I've ever enjoyed an opera production so much; the smile never left my face for the whole 2 hours 30 duration and at times I was actually grinning broadly or laughing.
Hackney Empire are presenting Senza Sangue and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle on 19th September.
I know nothing about the former except that it's been specially composed to be performed as a prior piece. They are taking all the stalls seats out for a 70 piece orchestra. Would be overwhelming in such an intimate theatre. The composer is the conductor of both opera's. Peter Eotvos.