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Reviews for La finta semplice

Oct 07, 2013

Bury Court audiences have a treat in store on 20th October if the reviews of Bampton Classical Opera’s La finta semplice are anything to go by. We do have tickets available. Either book online or email the box office to secure your seats. “Spinning operatic yarns is one of Bampton’s specialities, making classical opera endless fun…a tip-top team. This was an an uplifting and energised evening – all in the best traditions of Bampton” – Opera Now

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Where are they now? Latest news of Young Artists who have appeared at Bury Court Opera

Sep 25, 2013

Laurie Ashworth (concert 2012) is due to make her Wigmore Hall solo debut in February 2014. Nicolas Darmanin (Ramiro – La Cenerentola 2012) is making his solo debut at ROH Covent Garden in Les Vêpres Siciliennes in autumn 2013 and launches his international career in Rosenkavalier with Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp in 2014. Andrew Dickinson (Lensky – Eugene Onegin 2013) is singing Male Chorus (Rape of Lucretia) for Glyndebourne on Tour 2013 and also performs in Glyndebourne’s Billy Budd touring to New York in early 2014. Ilona Domnich (Gilda – Rigoletto 2011 and Tatyana – Eugene Onegin 2013) sang [...]

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Good reviews for Pelléas et Mélisande at the Grimeborn Festival

Aug 27, 2013

Pelléas et Mélisande has had extremely good reviews at the Grimeborn Festival in Dalston so don’t miss your chance to see it at Bury Court on Wednesday 18th September. Tickets are available. The London Evening Standard wrote: ‘Debussy’s only finished opera is not a simple work but you won’t see it done more persuasively than in Aylin Bozok’s production…[the cast was] extraordinary…Simon Wallfisch invests Pelléas with a wholly endearing Pierrot-like shyness. As Golaud, Alan Ewing thunders richly and betrays inner hopelessness. Illona Domnich’s Mélisande is as mesmerising as the other characters keep saying she is…’ For the full review follow this link: [...]

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Bury court Opera presents concert performances of Eugene Onegin in Italy

May 14, 2013

Bury Court Opera is pleased to announce that two concert performances of its recent production of Eugene Onegin will be held in Italy later this summer. The first is on Thursday 18th July at La Mortella – William Walton’s House on the island of Ischia. The second is on Tuesday 23th July at the Anghiari Festival in Tuscany. For details please visit the Southbank Sinfonia website:

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20th October 2013, La Finta Semplice by Mozart

Apr 24, 2013

On 20th October 2013, Bury Court plays host to Bampton Classical Opera’s production of Mozart’s first comic opera, La Finta Semplice. Directed by Jeremy Grey and conducted by Andrew Griffiths, it is sung in a new English translation by Gilly French – ‘Pride and Pretence’. Ticketing and production information will be published soon.

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Eugene Onegin — March 2013 - Cast

Apr 23, 2013

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Review of Eugene Onegin

Apr 18, 2013

“…….a mercifully clean, straightforward staging by Sebastian Harcombe was everything the show Kaspar Holten recently did at Covent Garden failed to be. A pleasure. …….A Tatyana of distinction from Ilona Domnich, whose performance was exquisitely enchanting…..a truly lovely stage portrayal of a role she seems to have been put on the earth to sing. …….a show that moved and had plenty of visual interest. Definitely worth the journey (Michael White)

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Critic John Amis on Eugene Onegin

Apr 18, 2013

“……Onegin works much better in more intimate surroundings than the bigger houses, and Bury Court proved it once again. Well produced by Sebastian Harcombe, sympathetically, simply and without any of the current production nonsenses we suffer, the opera went to the heart as it should do. Tchaikovsky would have been as pleased as the audience was on March 16th in Hampshire.” (John Amis)

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Handel in the Playhouse

Mar 17, 2013

Bury Court Opera welcomed L’Avventura London to Bury Court for the first time in March. Under their Director Zac Ozmo, this vibrant ensemble treated an appreciative audience to their concert – Handel in the Playhouse – an introduction to Ballad Opera (the origin of our modern musicals). Bury Court Opera is looking forward to welcoming them back in 2014 for a full Ballad Opera – details to be published soon.

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