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    Welcome to the new website for Bury Court Opera

    Jan 29, 2010

    Welcome to the new website for Bury Court Opera. After a tentative start in 2007 with a BYO production of La Bohéme, we followed with our own production of Dido and Aeneas in 2010. Pooling all the experience from the exciting but steep learning-curve of our first two operas we were able to create a very successful and moving production of Rigoletto this year.

    Doing Rigoletto convinced us that ‘grand’ opera on a small scale does really work and can even be enhanced by the intimacy of the setting. The acoustics in The Barn are surprisingly good for a building of its kind and this, together with the proximity of the stage with the orchestra playing from behind, invites the audience to experience opera in quite a different way.

    We have loved building our own company working closely with our music director and our young directors to select and audition singers. It had been such fun sitting for hours with the set and lighting designers and pouring over beautiful costume designs; not to mention taking The Barn apart to build the stage and accommodate the seating!

    Many thanks to our great production teams and all our wonderful and supportive audience members.