Since its debut in 1978, Duchy Opera has built up a reputation as one of the finest regional semi-professional opera companies in the UK, committed to staging exciting, inventive opera, as well as concerts in village halls or country houses. Duchy Opera uses Cornish-based performers, musicians, designers & technicians wherever possible, actively seeking out young, emerging talent and encouraging innovation and creativity.
We create a diverse range of productions, both traditional and contemporary, achieving high standards of performance. As well as entertaining the people of Cornwall, Duchy Opera is fully-engaged in the educational sector, reaching out into primary schools with our "School Run", and arranging master classes with internationally-renowned singers and teachers. We are keen to develop this area in the future with workshop formats for the 16+ age group.
"A company which refuses to rest on its laurels, is eager to experiment and keen to attract a new audience to the world of opera." Lee Trewhela - The West Briton, 2011
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COMING IN Autumn 2014
The Elixir of Love
(L'Elisir D'amore) - Gaetano Donizetti
Written in haste in a six-week period, L'Elisir d'Amore was the most often performed opera in Italy in the years following its first performance in 1832, and it has remained continually in the international opera repertory. Today it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas: it appears as number 13 on the list of the most-performed operas worldwide. It contains the popular tenor aria "Una furtiva lagrima".
The story features Dulcamara, an itinerant quack doctor who arrives in town to sell his bottles of elixir, a cure for all ills. Unrequited love & courtship disappointment & delight secrecy & proposals
------ but who marries who?
March 2014 -
tickets on sale NOW
devised by Paul Drayton
A look at the short but extraordinarily productive life & work of Mozart, one of the greatest composers of all time, told with extracts from his often colourful letters to friends & family alongside some of his finest music.
Readings and extracts from his letters, accompanied by a wide selection of his best-loved vocal works, including solos and chorus pieces from The Marriage of Figaro, Idomeneo, Cosi fan Tutte, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni.
Featuring the soloists and chorus of Duchy Opera, accompanied on piano by Musical Director, Paul Drayton.
Guest Presenter John Nettles, of Bergerac fame
The Alverton Manor Hotel, Truro 15 March
The Headland Hotel, Newquay 30 March
Tickets £25 to include canapes & fizz at 7pm. Concert starts around 7.30 pm.
"Duchy Opera lived up to its reputation as one of the country's best semi-professional opera companies by putting on one of its finest performances." Alan Cooper - Cornish Guardian 2010
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