21st July
6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Magic of Opera

Opera Brava presents a family-friendly introduction to the magical world of opera.

Join us for an unforgettable evening that’s perfect for the whole family when Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, presents The Magic of Opera, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan House.

Experience a captivating blend of beloved classics featuring arias, duets, and trios from the great and famous works of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, as well as the iconic tunes from Bernstein’s West Side Story and a medley of Gilbert & Sullivan favourites.

There will also be a few surprise instrumental pieces, with the spotlight shining on Gershwin’s timeless masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue.

This enchanting evening offers a wonderful introduction to the magical world of opera, filled with powerful melodies and heartfelt emotions. With semi-staged performances sung by world-class singers, it’s an evening that promises to leave you wanting more. Join us and let the magic of opera sweep you away!

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Performance Information

Entry The performance will take place on the South Lawn. Access will be through the Visitor Reception, located at the top of the drive. Gates open at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 6.30pm.

Parking Please park in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.

Accessible Parking The car park surface is gravelled with designated spaces for blue badge holders located close to the Garden entrance.

Refreshments & Picnics Guests are welcome to bring picnics. A selection of barista coffee, loose leaf tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.

Toilets Toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located at the reception building.

Dress Code This event will go ahead regardless of the weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.

Seating Please bring your own low-back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.

No Smoking is permitted within the Garden

No photography is allowed during the performance

At A Glance

Date and time

21st July
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Cost

Tickets: Adult: £40, Couple: £70, Child: £12 (5-16 years old).

Important info

The performance will be sung partly in English

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 6.30pm.

Please bring a chair and a picnic

Assistance dogs only. Refund policy: No refunds

This event will go ahead regardless of the weather, please come dressed appropriately.

Find out more about Carmen on Friday 19th July, and Tosca on Saturday 20th

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