Aylesbury Opera 2020 Main Production:
Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni & I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo

The Court Theatre, Tring, Herts

Friday 28th February and Saturday 29th February at 7.30pm

Sunday 1st March 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 Louise Bakker 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 – 5.30pm

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.


Cavalleria Rusticana

Santuzza – Louisa Petais

Turiddu – Dominic Bevan

Alfio – Louis Hurst

Lola – Rachel Farago

Lucia – Alison Thorman


I Pagliacci

Canio – TBA

Nedda – Eva Gheorghiu

Tonio – Andrew Mayor

Silvio – Louis Hurst

Beppe – Stuart McDermott