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Dorset Opera Festival - Nabucco

Runtime: 190mins   Rating:
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian..read more
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian with English surtitles Runtime: 190 minutes including interval Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston, Blandford Forum DT11 0PX Synopsis Nabucco is Verdi’s third opera and the one that cemented his reputation as a composer. Brimming with unforgettable arias and rousing choruses, none is more famous than Va, pensiero..! better known to English-speaking audiences as the ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’. The opera tells the story of how Babylonian King, Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar II), is manipulated by his adopted daughter, Abigaille (one of the most challenging and punishing roles in all opera. His real daughter, Fenena, is being held hostage by the Israelites and this being opera, we have the obligatory love triangle; Nabucco’s temporary madness after being struck by lightning and, Abigaille’s discovery of her status and subsequent elevation to the throne. Alone, near the end of the opera, Nabucco reflects on his life and, in a final attempt to purge his sins, he decides to pray to Jehovah, God of the Hebrews, whereupon his sanity is miraculously restored. He leads his armies to save Fenena and frees the Israelites. The opera ends with Abigaille taking poison and praying to Jehovah for forgiveness as she expires. The Dorset Opera Festival - in its 46th year - is the only organisation in the South West offering live Grand Opera in a country house setting. It features internationally renowned soloists, a chorus of up to 80, and a full orchestra. It offers a large marquee bar, stand-alone picnic pavilions seating up to 10, individual picnic hampers, a 4-course dinner on 25, 26 & 27 July and full afternoon tea at the matinees on 25 & 27 July. PRE-ORDER PICNIC HAMPERS FROM THE LITTLE KITCHEN COMPANY - HERE MARQUEE TABLE BOOKINGS - BOOK DIRECT HERE PRIVATE PICNIC TENT HIRE - email smh@dorsetopera.com FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS - BOOK DIRECT HERE (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only)

Dorset Opera
Dorset Opera Festival - Lucia di Lammermoor

Runtime: 190mins   Rating:
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ..read more
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti Sung in Italian with English surtitles Runtime: 190 minutes including interval Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston, Blandford Forum DT11 0PX Synopsis The tragic story of Lucia di Lammermoor is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor and follows the secret love affair between Lucy Ashton (Lucia) and Edgar Ravenswood (Edgardo) - members of opposing Scottish houses. Henry Ashton (Enrico), Lucia’s brother, who detests the Ravenswoods, lies to his sister telling her that Edgardo has betrayed her and married someone else. He then forces her to marry another nobleman, Arturo. Lucia is devastated and so deep in her grief that she starts to lose her sanity. Edgardo bursts in on the wedding and curses Lucia for betraying him. After the wedding, Lucia goes mad and kills Arturo in their bed chamber. Edgardo knowing nothing of her madness, agrees to a duel with Enrico and vows to kill him. In the famous Mad Scene - a magnificent vehicle for the coloratura soprano - Lucia imagines she is together with Edgardo and about to be married, but sadly, she collapses and dies. Edgardo, distraught, learns of her death and kills himself. The Dorset Opera Festival - in its 46th year - is the only organisation in the South West offering live Grand Opera in a country house setting. It features internationally renowned soloists, a chorus of up to 80, and a full orchestra. It offers a large marquee bar, stand-alone picnic pavilions seating up to 10, individual picnic hampers, a 4-course dinner on 25, 26 & 27 July and full afternoon tea at the matinees on 25 & 27 July. PRE-ORDER PICNIC HAMPERS FROM THE LITTLE KITCHEN COMPANY - HERE MARQUEE TABLE BOOKINGS - BOOK DIRECT HERE PRIVATE PICNIC TENT HIRE - email smh@dorsetopera.com FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS - BOOK DIRECT HERE (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only)

Dorset Opera
Dorset Opera Festival - Nabucco

Runtime: 190mins   Rating:
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian..read more
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian with English surtitles Runtime: 190 minutes including interval Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston, Blandford Forum DT11 0PX Synopsis Nabucco is Verdi’s third opera and the one that cemented his reputation as a composer. Brimming with unforgettable arias and rousing choruses, none is more famous than Va, pensiero..! better known to English-speaking audiences as the ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’. The opera tells the story of how Babylonian King, Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar II), is manipulated by his adopted daughter, Abigaille (one of the most challenging and punishing roles in all opera. His real daughter, Fenena, is being held hostage by the Israelites and this being opera, we have the obligatory love triangle; Nabucco’s temporary madness after being struck by lightning and, Abigaille’s discovery of her status and subsequent elevation to the throne. Alone, near the end of the opera, Nabucco reflects on his life and, in a final attempt to purge his sins, he decides to pray to Jehovah, God of the Hebrews, whereupon his sanity is miraculously restored. He leads his armies to save Fenena and frees the Israelites. The opera ends with Abigaille taking poison and praying to Jehovah for forgiveness as she expires. The Dorset Opera Festival - in its 46th year - is the only organisation in the South West offering live Grand Opera in a country house setting. It features internationally renowned soloists, a chorus of up to 80, and a full orchestra. It offers a large marquee bar, stand-alone picnic pavilions seating up to 10, individual picnic hampers, a 4-course dinner on 25, 26 & 27 July and full afternoon tea at the matinees on 25 & 27 July. PRE-ORDER PICNIC HAMPERS FROM THE LITTLE KITCHEN COMPANY - HERE MARQUEE TABLE BOOKINGS - BOOK DIRECT HERE PRIVATE PICNIC TENT HIRE - email smh@dorsetopera.com FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS - BOOK DIRECT HERE (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only)

Dorset Opera
Dorset Opera Festival - Lucia di Lammermoor

Runtime: 190mins   Rating:
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ..read more
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti Sung in Italian with English surtitles Runtime: 190 minutes including interval Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston, Blandford Forum DT11 0PX Synopsis The tragic story of Lucia di Lammermoor is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor and follows the secret love affair between Lucy Ashton (Lucia) and Edgar Ravenswood (Edgardo) - members of opposing Scottish houses. Henry Ashton (Enrico), Lucia’s brother, who detests the Ravenswoods, lies to his sister telling her that Edgardo has betrayed her and married someone else. He then forces her to marry another nobleman, Arturo. Lucia is devastated and so deep in her grief that she starts to lose her sanity. Edgardo bursts in on the wedding and curses Lucia for betraying him. After the wedding, Lucia goes mad and kills Arturo in their bed chamber. Edgardo knowing nothing of her madness, agrees to a duel with Enrico and vows to kill him. In the famous Mad Scene - a magnificent vehicle for the coloratura soprano - Lucia imagines she is together with Edgardo and about to be married, but sadly, she collapses and dies. Edgardo, distraught, learns of her death and kills himself. The Dorset Opera Festival - in its 46th year - is the only organisation in the South West offering live Grand Opera in a country house setting. It features internationally renowned soloists, a chorus of up to 80, and a full orchestra. It offers a large marquee bar, stand-alone picnic pavilions seating up to 10, individual picnic hampers, a 4-course dinner on 25, 26 & 27 July and full afternoon tea at the matinees on 25 & 27 July. PRE-ORDER PICNIC HAMPERS FROM THE LITTLE KITCHEN COMPANY - HERE MARQUEE TABLE BOOKINGS - BOOK DIRECT HERE PRIVATE PICNIC TENT HIRE - email smh@dorsetopera.com FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS - BOOK DIRECT HERE (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only)

Dorset Opera
Dorset Opera Festival: Opera Gala Concert

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Priority Booking: Please login to My Regent Account at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Our star-studded Gala Concert will celebrate our..read more
Priority Booking: Please login to My Regent Account at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Our star-studded Gala Concert will celebrate our first 15 years at Bryanston and the retirement of Alan Frost, our chairman throughout that successful time. Music Director, Jeremy Carnall, will be on the podium and the concert will include popular choruses, arias, overtures, ensembles featuring emerging and guest artists and even an exciting snippet or two of Wagner! Formal 4-course dining in one of the staterooms of Bryanston House (to pre-order), picnics from The Little Kitchen Company (to pre-order), Purbeck Ice Cream (foyer), Pol Roger champagne, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the marquee - all available at this performance Tickets: £55.00 Row H Tickets: £85 Young persons (under 16): £10 PRE-ORDER PICNIC HAMPERS FROM THE LITTLE KITCHEN COMPANY - HERE MARQUEE TABLE BOOKINGS - BOOK DIRECT HERE PRIVATE PICNIC TENT HIRE - email smh@dorsetopera.com FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS - BOOK DIRECT HERE (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only)

Dorset Opera
Dorset Opera Festival - Lucia di Lammermoor

Runtime: 190mins   Rating:
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ..read more
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti Sung in Italian with English surtitles Runtime: 190 minutes including interval Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston, Blandford Forum DT11 0PX Synopsis The tragic story of Lucia di Lammermoor is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor and follows the secret love affair between Lucy Ashton (Lucia) and Edgar Ravenswood (Edgardo) - members of opposing Scottish houses. Henry Ashton (Enrico), Lucia’s brother, who detests the Ravenswoods, lies to his sister telling her that Edgardo has betrayed her and married someone else. He then forces her to marry another nobleman, Arturo. Lucia is devastated and so deep in her grief that she starts to lose her sanity. Edgardo bursts in on the wedding and curses Lucia for betraying him. After the wedding, Lucia goes mad and kills Arturo in their bed chamber. Edgardo knowing nothing of her madness, agrees to a duel with Enrico and vows to kill him. In the famous Mad Scene - a magnificent vehicle for the coloratura soprano - Lucia imagines she is together with Edgardo and about to be married, but sadly, she collapses and dies. Edgardo, distraught, learns of her death and kills himself. The Dorset Opera Festival - in its 46th year - is the only organisation in the South West offering live Grand Opera in a country house setting. It features internationally renowned soloists, a chorus of up to 80, and a full orchestra. It offers a large marquee bar, stand-alone picnic pavilions seating up to 10, individual picnic hampers, a 4-course dinner on 25, 26 & 27 July and full afternoon tea at the matinees on 25 & 27 July. PRE-ORDER PICNIC HAMPERS FROM THE LITTLE KITCHEN COMPANY - HERE MARQUEE TABLE BOOKINGS - BOOK DIRECT HERE PRIVATE PICNIC TENT HIRE - email smh@dorsetopera.com FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS - BOOK DIRECT HERE (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only)

Dorset Opera
Dorset Opera Festival - Nabucco

Runtime: 190mins   Rating:
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian..read more
Priority Booking: Please login to 'My Regent Account' at the top of this page before purchasing tickets. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian with English surtitles Runtime: 190 minutes including interval Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston, Blandford Forum DT11 0PX Synopsis Nabucco is Verdi’s third opera and the one that cemented his reputation as a composer. Brimming with unforgettable arias and rousing choruses, none is more famous than Va, pensiero..! better known to English-speaking audiences as the ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’. The opera tells the story of how Babylonian King, Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar II), is manipulated by his adopted daughter, Abigaille (one of the most challenging and punishing roles in all opera. His real daughter, Fenena, is being held hostage by the Israelites and this being opera, we have the obligatory love triangle; Nabucco’s temporary madness after being struck by lightning and, Abigaille’s discovery of her status and subsequent elevation to the throne. Alone, near the end of the opera, Nabucco reflects on his life and, in a final attempt to purge his sins, he decides to pray to Jehovah, God of the Hebrews, whereupon his sanity is miraculously restored. He leads his armies to save Fenena and frees the Israelites. The opera ends with Abigaille taking poison and praying to Jehovah for forgiveness as she expires. The Dorset Opera Festival - in its 46th year - is the only organisation in the South West offering live Grand Opera in a country house setting. It features internationally renowned soloists, a chorus of up to 80, and a full orchestra. It offers a large marquee bar, stand-alone picnic pavilions seating up to 10, individual picnic hampers, a 4-course dinner on 25, 26 & 27 July and full afternoon tea at the matinees on 25 & 27 July. PRE-ORDER PICNIC HAMPERS FROM THE LITTLE KITCHEN COMPANY - HERE MARQUEE TABLE BOOKINGS - BOOK DIRECT HERE PRIVATE PICNIC TENT HIRE - email smh@dorsetopera.com FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS - BOOK DIRECT HERE (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only)

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