Friends Of Duchy Opera
Like many regional arts groups, Duchy Opera receives no official funding to help offset the cost of productions, and relies on fund-raising efforts together with very generous support from the Friends Of Duchy Opera, or FODO members.
Their contribution to our work has ensured that we are able to continue in what is an increasingly costly and challenging field of activity. FODO members receive regular newsletters and advance information on productions and concerts, as well as special invitations to Country House concerts in stunning locations across Cornwall and complimentary programmes at main production performances.
FODO also runs a popular 200 club which members are invited to join.
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"Just my chance to say how wonderful The Vampire was! Saturday was an EVENT. The train in was good even if they went without us........the stories went well, food good but the OPERA was fantastic. The music was interesting and beautifully played, the singing superb, a most enjoyable production - THANK YOU to all."
50 minute Magic Flute Friday 22nd Sep 2017
St Michael's Church, Newquay
Truro School's Music Director Martin Palmer will bring a 22-piece orchestra and soloists drawn from present sixth form pupils, past pupils about to go to university and choral scholars from the Cathedral – people well beyond their Grade 8s and looking to make music their careers. We are promised a concert of music, followed by an interval (with a glass of wine – or tea/coffee) and then the School’s 50-minute version of The Magic Flute!
Floralia May 24th 2014
A celebration of Flowers and Spring in aria and song,
set in the beautiful surroundings and church of
St Hydroc at the National Trust's Lanhydrock House.
Evie Hidderley (soprano)
Alice Margetts (soprano)
Rachael Sadka (soprano)
David Risberg (baritone)
George Clark (baritone)
Westenders Cello Quartet:
Presentation of new keyboard
The Duchy Opera Company's AGM on 26th May 2013 was the occasion for the exciting presentation of a new portable piano. It was a gift from FODO who never cease to amaze us with their generosity. Touring opera will now be greatly facilitated, and those who recently carted a heavy piano down AND up the Minack steps will be breathing a great sigh of relief.
Thank you to Linda Petzing for her photos.
FODO CHRISTMAS PARTY CONCERTS
with tasty canapés and wine, held at Benallack Barn, the beautiful home of Linda and Paul Wieczorek, decorated for Christmas.
2012: Cheryl Rosevear ( BBC’s 1997 Choir Girl of the Year) and Shelley Coulter-Smith (oratorio and opera singer throughout England) were our guest singers. Pianist Anthony Seddon arranged the evening’s entertainment, joined by Sam Freegard (both MD’s of Medical Maelstrom fame) for seasonal readings. A real treat!
2013: we were entertained with Christmas music by Naomi Johnston and her husband, Jonathan Carne.