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Thank you to all 5 singers, Jacobo Ochoa, Charlotte Badham, Olivia Carrell, Richard Shaffrey, Yuliya Shkvarko, and director Isabelle Kettle, accompanied by Robin Humphreys, for returning the Opera Gala to the Clonter stage, with so much energy, commitment, and generosity of spirit.
A goodly number of people attended – 171 – still being asked to wear masks whilst moving about the common parts, but optional removal once seated in the auditorium. The sense of not just normality but relief, release and sheer joy in the auditorium was palpable. Their enthusiasm greatly appreciated and felt from the stage.
What lovely feedback has already been received:
‘Just to say that the Opera Gala on Saturday evening was absolutely magnificent. It was one of the very best of entertainments of that type. It was quite superb. This was not just my view but of several members of the audience with whom I spoke afterwards’
‘I felt very lucky to be there’
Please keep them coming.
‘I cannot thank you enough for a glorious past week up at Clonter! It was genuinely the most fun I have had in months!! It’s always such a delight coming up to you but this time felt particularly special’
Photo: Andrew Billington