Saturday, 22 September 2018

Tosca e Rigoletto at Stubbings

STUBBINGS Opera and Events present two nights of Opera in the gardens of Stubbings House.

STUBBINGS Opera and Events present two nights of Opera in the gardens of Stubbings House.

Now in its 16th year, Stubbings Opera has become part of the local summer scene, offering as it does a Glyndebourne-type setting with an opportunity for picnics in the gardens against a backdrop of the 18th century manor house, which was the home of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands during the Second World War.

This year, Stubbings Opera has engaged one of the country’s leading touring opera companies, Opera Brava, who will present Puccini’s Tosca on Friday, July 24, and Verdi’s Rigoletto on Saturday, July 25.

The role of Tosca will be performed by Demelza Stafford, a rising star in the world of opera. Cameron Rolls as Cavaradossi has sung the role many times both in England and in German opera houses.

Scarpia, a role made famous by Titto Gobbi when he performed opposite Maria Callas, is played by Francis Church, who has sung with all the national opera companies.



The production is directed by Tony Baker, originally an international designer who has designed for Covent Garden, the Met and several European opera houses.

Jeremy Silver, an international conductor, having just completed a season with English Touring Opera, returns for an eighth season with Opera Brava.

Tickets are still available by calling the box office on 01628 820140 or online at www.stubbingsopera.co.uk



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