Outdoor Opera afternoons from Cumbria Opera Group on 9 and 10 July 2022

Outdoor Opera  –  9 and 10 July 2022 at Battlebarrow House Gardens, Appleby
(Doors open 3pm, Shows start at 4pm.)
Battlebarrow House Gardens
Battlebarrow House Gardens (Appleby) plays host to a weekend of Shakespeare, Arthur Ransome, and opera highlights as the Cumbria Opera Group present two family-friendly afternoons of opera: Swallows and Armenians Karen Babayan‘s reimagining of Ransome‘s ever-popular story – receives a musical twist, while a one-person performance of Ariel – Shakespeare‘s most musical character – comes to Appleby for the weekend. The afternoons will be completed with music by Puccini, Mozart, and Verdi.

Juniper Creatives, an actor-musician troupe specialising in outdoor performances, will take the reigns for Swallows and Armenians, while our range of opera highlights will feature soloists from the critically-praised Cumbria Opera Festival 2021.

Joe Davies, Cumbria Opera Group’s Artistic Director says: The outdoor opera event will be the most accessible and exciting introduction to opera the Cumbria Opera Group have ever produced. It’s designed to be family-friendly, and to appeal to both opera-lovers and opera-sceptics! If you love Shakespeare and Arthur Ransome, or just love eating a picnic in the great Cumbrian sunshine, then this is the event for you…!

For more information about Cumbria Opera Group CLICK HERE and also look out for their A Night at the Opera concerts of operatic highlights in June (24 and 25). 

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