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Spring Opera Showcase
Sat 14 May, 7pm

Further to the publicity for this event sent to you previously, and what those of you who are frequent attendees at this event are used to, this year there will be a change to the format of the evening. Rather than a straight gala style show, it will very much be a showcase in the true sense of the word, displaying the fruits of a week’s work and extending that theme, it will reveal much more of the masterclass process, with a demonstration of what takes place in the rehearsal room, between director, conductor, and répétiteur, as part of the evening’s event. It will however still very much have the feel of a show, and each piece will be set into context, but this time around it is proposed that the singers do this themselves, creating an increased intimacy between singer and the audience.

We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming the extremely eminent director Giles Havergal, alongside conductor Natalie Murray Beale, this year, with Clonter already benefitting from their new ideas and wealth of experience in our continuing evolution.

We hope this change of format will appeal.

Giles Havergal

Giles was a Director of the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow with Philip Prowse and Robert David MacDonald. He directed and acted with the Citizen’s Company. He also adapted many novels for the theatre and his version of Graham Greene’s TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT won an Olivier Award. He played his adaptation of Thomas Mann’s DEATH IN VENICE in Glasgow, New York and San Francisco. He has directed opera for among other companies Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Buxton Festival, Wexford Festival, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Manheim. He has worked regularly at RADA, National Opera Studio, Royal Conservatiore of Scotland, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco and with the Adler Fellows at San Francisco Opera.

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Natalie Murray Beale

Natalie’s work encompasses opera, concert, and film and video game scores. She has been at the helm of several world premieres and has developed a reputation for her creative leadership. Natalie has performed as Guest Conductor with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Malta Philharmonic, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Guildhall School Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of London. She has also worked with the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Royal Swedish Opera and Bergen Philharmonic.

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Refund Policy

With the continuing, and fluctuating, pandemic situation, Clonter would like to reassure bookers that should you need to cancel due to Covid, a full refund will be offered.

Ticket Pricing & Booking Information

Thurs 12 May

Tickets £5, FREE for Friends & Students
Masterclass 2 – 3.30pm

Spring Opera Showcase
Sat 14 May

Tickets £19, £25, £31, £36, Students & Children (Under 16) £15
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) Available until 31st March
Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+
Doors Open 6pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70 minute supper interval: pre-order supper, or bring your own picnic
Dress Code Optional black tie

Drink Arrangements

May we also take this opportunity to remind you that starting in May, the bar will be under new management, and all drink consumed inside the premises must be purchased from the bar.

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