The Marriage of Figaro
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Distillery Farm- MINETY- Wiltshire SN16 9RJ
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June
to benefit The Mulberry Bush Organisation
info from Antonia Filmer 01666 860 840 – 07836 767 811
The Marriage of Figaro with its philandering husbands, scheming rivals, a lustful teen, a drunken gardener, a silly young girl, and a dash of mistaken identities promises to be the perfect evening of lust love and intrigue.
Antonia and Charles Filmer have been hosting Opera staged in the round in their Wiltshire Garden since 2005. Opera A La Carte have consistently performed innovative and memorable performances under the Direction of Nicholas Heath. . The event is small and intimate appealing to buffs and beginners alike, seating 200 at each performance over 2 nights.
All profits go to The Mulberry Bush Organisation
“The Opera staged every year in a marquee at Distillery Farm, has become one of the hightlights of cultural life in the Cotswolds. Vocally and dramatically the performances reach a really high standard, the four musicians substitute completely for the Covent Garden orchestra and the staging is often startlingly original. It’s an evening not to be missed.”
Lord Moyne February 2010
Unstuffy, intimate, good music, one of the highlights of the summer.
Jolyon Connell January 2010
“We had a wonderful time, really amazing. What a beautiful garden to wander round. It can’t be easy to sing and act with the audience on all four sides and so close; the cast gave it their all and the orchestral playing was a tour de force – it was full of drama and one came away with great music swirling round in one’s head and the feeling of having been ‘in’ the action. Our guests called it ‘the experience of a lifetime’. “
David Thistlethwaite following Tosca 2010
The Opera was real 100% pleasure. The music and the acting were excellent, the house and garden looked charming, the dinner was delicious – it really was the perfect way to enjoy opera on a wonderful summer evening.”
Lady Bland following Tosca June 2010
Generously sponsored this year by Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd. and Steppes Travel Cirencester.