Double bill of opera promises real treat

PUBLISHED: 10:51 12 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:59 17 June 2010

Powderham Castle provides the stunning backdrop for a double bill of opera that promises to be a real treat for music lovers this month. Opera Brava is staging Carmen on Friday, August 15, and the Marriage of Figaro on Saturday August 16.

Powderham Castle provides the stunning backdrop for a double bill of opera that promises to be a real treat for music lovers this month.

Opera Brava is staging Carmen on Friday, August 15, and the Marriage of Figaro on Saturday August 16.

Bizet's tale of the bewitching gypsy Carmen, who woos and seduces unfortunate soldier Don Jose to such disastrous consequences, has enthralled audiences for generations. ¶

By contrast, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro is all about fun and sex, charting the hilarious twists and turns that befall Susanna and Figaro on their wedding day.

With Andrew Mayor as Count Almaviva, determined to claim his "droit de seigneur" before Susanna walks down the aisle, Amanda Buckland as Countess Almaviva, Marc Callahan as Figaro and Anna Patalong as Susanna, Opera Brava has assembled a highly accomplished cast. Carmen: Friday, 6.30pm for 8pm performance in courtyard. Tickets £25 and child £10.

Marriage of Figaro: 6.30pm for performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £25 and child £10.

To book your tickets for both shows call (01626) 890243 or (01444) 443000.


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