Aylesbury Opera 2020 Main Production:
Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni & I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
The Court Theatre, Tring, Herts
Friday 28th February 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 29th February at 7.30pm
Sunday 1st March 2020 at 2.30pm
This coming season our main show will be the classic verismo double bill ‘Cav & Pag’. We will be performing three performances, in Italian. The production will be fully staged, with orchestra. It will be directed by Ilana Jacobs and the Musical Director will be Kelvin Lim. Further to open auditions back in May we have cast a fine set of principals for both shows – see below.
Cav & Pag Workshop – Saturday 19th October, 2.30 – 6pm
We are holding a workshop for potential new chorus singers that would like to see how we work. We will learn the music from an popular scene from Cavalleria Rusticana, then work on setting it on stage. It will be a friendly and enjoyable introduction to the process of staging an opera. Do please contact us is you would like to attend.
There is plenty of chorus work in this show. We do not audition chorus members – all are welcome. We ask chorus members for an annual membership subscription of £120 as contribution towards the considerable costs of mounting the production.
Chorus rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings from 7 to 10pm and will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP21 7QX in the Parish Hall. We start rehearsals on Monday 14th October 2019. Please note that we will also be rehearsing on Sunday afternoons as well as Monday evenings after Christmas in the weeks leading up to the performances.
Santuzza – Louisa Petais
Turiddu – Dominic Bevan
Alfio – Louis Hurst
Lola – Rachel Farago
Lucia – Alison Thorman
Canio – TBA
Nedda – Eva Gheorghiu
Tonio – Andrew Mayor
Silvio – Louis Hurst
Beppe – Stuart McDermott