Royal British Legion


2021 September to December

(Covid permitting!)

Opera Nights, at the Royal British Legion, are informal and free of charge. The bar will be open at 7.00pm and there is a short introduction to the work  at 7.20pm. The Opera commences at 7.30pm with an interval, when the bar will again be open. If the operas are given in the original language there are subtitles in English.

Thursday 23rd September: Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”.   This is still the best production of Mozart’s most popular opera. Recorded live in 1973 with Iliana Cotrobus, Kiri Te Kanawa Benjamin Luxon, Knut Skram and Frederica von Stade. directed by Peter Hall

Thursday 21st October:  Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”  and Leoncavallo’s   “Pagliacci”. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, this great film, set in Sicily; has all the passion of the Verismo movement with its stories of love, betrayal, violence and revenge.

Thursday 25th November: :   Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut”  This acclaimed Royal Opera production stars the young Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa and Thomas Allen.

Thursday 16th December: Gilbert and Sullivan’s  “HMS Pinafore” & “Trial by Jury”.   Their first great successes. “HMS Pinafore” is a short opera and often paired with the one Act gem, “Trial buy Jury”.

A bright addition to the festive season

Further information from  opconpeterclarke@gmail.com

Opera Nights Back on Schedule!!