We are delighted to have reached the final four in the “MUSIC ACT” category of the What’s On Cornwall Awards 2016! This is largely thanks to the votes of our Friends and followers.
Could we please ask that you vote for us again now to help us win this prestigious award? You have until 5pm on Friday, April 22 to vote. You can vote in just one category or as many as 11. There is a form in this week’s West Briton, or you can vote online at http://www.westbriton.co.uk/WOCA-finalists-announced-thousands-votes/story-28935103-detail/whatson/story.html
The third annual WOCAs take place at the Eden Project on Friday, May 13, and will be co-hosted by What's On editor Lee Trewhela and Cornish comedian Jethro.
would welcome a plug for their Concert at The Memorial Hall, Portscatho
at 7.30 pm on Saturday May 14th where the Duchy Opera Troubadours will be performing costumed opera scenes.
Tickets are still available from 01872 580610 or CRBO 01726 879500.
Duchy Opera presents
One Fine Day
Sun 12 June 2016
The Life and Music of Giacomo Puccini
Devised by Paul Drayton
Narrated by JOHN NETTLES
with Tenor DAVID WEBB and Soloists & Chorus of Duchy Opera.
Puccini unleashed a volcanic explosion of operatic passion that shook the musical world to its core. Audience reactions ranged from revulsion to ridicule. After the passage of nearly a century, it has become clear that some of the tragedy we find in Puccini’s operas reflects his own rather tempestuous life. Throughout his career he felt he was hunting (in vain) for the one perfect operatic story. Perhaps, without knowing it, he was already living it.
John Nettles is the Narrator of this fascinating story, illustrated by arias and choruses sung in Italian. Orchestra sponsored by Drummond Productions.
‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth Wednesday 7th June 2017/ Friday 9th June/Saturday 10th June
This will be a classic production by Richard Jackson, director of our acclaimed 2014 opera
“DUCHY Opera's performance of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, sung in English, was one of the most successful productions the company has performed in recent years – indeed for sheer enjoyment it bore comparison with many professional productions.“ Eric Dare (West Briton)
Saturday 14th May Roseland Music Society, Portscatho at 7.30pm
Duchy Opera Troubadours sing opera scenes & solos.
Tickets 01872 580610 or CRBO 01726 879500
Sunday 12th June Northcott Theatre, Exeter at 7.30pm
‘One Fine Day’ featuring the life & music of Puccini narrated by John Nettles,
with full orchestra and guest tenor David Webb. Tickets 01392 726363
Saturday 25th June Ruan Minor recreation ground at 5pm
Charity concert “Midsummer Music” (bring chairs).
Tickets after May 1st from Pat & Richard Palmer 01326 290150.
Friday 8th July Sterts Theatre at 7.30pm
Die Fledermaus: a comic operetta in 3 Acts. Tickets 01579 362382
Saturday 9th July at Trebah Gardens at 7.30pm
Die Fledermaus: a comic operetta in 3 Acts. Tickets CRBO 01726 879500