Summer 2022 programme

Wednesday July 20th1:00pm,   Thais—Massenet,                                      Eva Mei  When the most voluptuous, sought-after courtesan in the world meets an ascetic monk whose life is devoted to God, you know erotic sparks are going to fly. It’s a delight to the ear just as much as to the eye.… Read More »

Year 2022

Wednesday June 15th 2022 Tosca “Beautiful cinematography and great performances throughout. I first checked this out from Netflix, watched it several times and then reluctantly returned it. I couldn’t get it out of my head and so, finally got a copy for myself so I could watch any time I wanted!!” Filmed on location in Rome, 1976. Real… Read More »

Autumn – Winter 2021

  Opera Appreciation Group   Winter 2021/22 Programme length Wednesday October 20th 1:15pm Tales of Hoffman—Offenbach A superb recording with Opera National de Lyon from 1993. It features a cast of top singers with the choir and orchestra of the Opera National directed by  Kent Nagano  120 mins Wednesday November 17th 1:15pm Don Giovanni—Mozart          (Zurich Opera) This is a… Read More »

Past Operas 2019

December 18th 2019 Madame Butterfly – Puccini A Film by Frederic Mitterrano The story of a young geisha who falls madly in love with an american captain that travels all around the world collecting hearts. November 20th 2019 at 1:30pm Rigoletto—Verdi Domingo. Cotrubas. Levine. A brilliant performance despite it taking place as long ago as 1977. A comparatively… Read More »

Past Operas Pre-2019

December 19th 2018 at 1:30pm Porgy and Bess – Gershwin Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Damon Evans, Cynthia Clarey Orchestra: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle   “This is the most complete video that I have found anywhere that has “most” of the songs from the original score in their orginal form as written musically.… Read More »