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Friends of Bury Court Opera - Annual Thank You Concert and Garden Party

Jul 13, 2017

Over 100 Friends and their guests attended the fourth annual Thank You Concert and Garden Party on Sunday 9th July. Judging from all the emails and cards, the Friends enjoyed themselves and were not too hot! An unusual problem to have at Bury Court. The programme of Vivaldi (mostly) and Handel was well received, with a particularly warm welcome back for our 'Madama Butterfly' of 2016, Japanese soprano Mamie Matsuda.

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Four star review from Opera Now magazine for Noah Mosley's 'finely crafted' new opera: Mad King Suibhne

May 03, 2017

Opera Now magazine has kindly given us permission to reproduce in full Roderic Dunnett's review of our 2017 season Double Bill (Mad King Suibhne and the Solomon's Knot production of l'Ospedale) which appeared in the May edition of the magazine.

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'Insanely' good reviews for Mad King Suibhne - Bury Court Opera's first commission

Apr 11, 2017

The reviews seem to be echoing the audience reaction to Mad King Suibhne - Noah Mosley's new one-act opera - which was a huge success when it premiered in March. We had capacity audiences for both performances and have been flooded with congratulatory letters and emails. We will be posting extracts from the reviews here over the next few weeks, please read on by clicking the Read More link below.

"...tremendously enjoyable and accomplished...what a delightful operatic experience" Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph, tweeting his approval.

Photograph of Dominic Bowe (Suibhne): The Other Richard

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Opera Magazine reviews an 'edgy' Cosi fan tutte

Apr 10, 2017

The following review, by Yehuda Shapiro, appeared in the April edition of Opera Magazine. and is reproduced in full by kind permission of Opera Magazine.

"If Cosi is essential country-house fare, the edginess of Daisy Evans' production reflected the adventurous spirit of John Coke and Suzanne Lemieux of Bury Court Opera, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

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Opera Now praises a 'sparkling' Cosi fan tutte

Apr 09, 2017

The following review appeared in Opera Now, April edition. The magazine has kindly given us permission to reproduce Roderic Dunnett's review in full.

'Bury Court Opera in Hampshire has notched up a succession of triumphs recently. On the heels of a sparkling Fairy Queen, acclaimed Rake's Progress and searing Madama Butterfly, the most recent offering was a Cosi fan tutte that was beguilingly sung, imaginatively acted and smartly directed.

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Plays to See enjoys an 'impressive' Cosi fan tutte

Apr 04, 2017

Plays to See - the popular online site - decided to review our 2017 production and liked what it saw. Owen Davies' full review, published by kind permission of Plays to See, follows.

‘This wonderful … evening of opera shows that even a well-known masterpiece can be given fresh life by a team with radical new ideas and the musical and dramatic skills to bring the vision to life. More power to Bury Court and its mission to offer young artists the chance to perform the greatest operas in the repertoire.’ Owen Davies, Plays to See. Four****

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January News Update

Jan 26, 2017

With rehearsals underway in London for Cosi fan tutte and, at the time of writing, just over four weeks to go until opening night, there are still tickets available for our 10th anniversary season. Anyone who saw Daisy Evans' Falstaff in London last summer will know what a treat we have in store with her new production of Cosi. Best availability for tickets is 27 Feb and 5 March.

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Mad King Suibhne: An exciting new commission for our 2017 Season

Sep 27, 2016

It isn't every day that you commission a new opera but that is exactly what we have done to celebrate our 10th anniversary season in 2017. Mad King Suibhne, by Noah Mosley will be performed as part of a double bill on 11 and 12 March next year. We want to keep you up to date with how work on Suibhne is going and to bring you some of the music in advance, so this is the first of our 'Suibhne Blogs' by Noah and Director Ella Marchment. We hope you will enjoy them and that it will inspire you to come and see the full production.

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