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“We have had many great nights at Clonter and this was up there with the best of them – 5 great performers and brilliantly chosen repertoire.” – Jonathan
“The evening was enormously entertaining and the performers were some of the best I have heard.” – Jane
Nearly back to pre-covid numbers for the Clonter Opera Gala 2022, with many newcomers, who gave The Company a rapturous applause at the end of this delightfully put together show, cunningly and carefully constructed by former music director Clive Timms, in a quest to present repertoire not performed in the opera galas before, and directed and compèred seamlessly and wittily by Lysanne van Overbeek. And beautifully lit by Brett Kasza.
The audience were treated to a broad selection of opera rep from Monteverdi to Verdi, and Mozart to Richard Strauss, via Puccini and Donizetti, as well as the classic musical theatre numbers Three Little Maids from G&S’s Mikado, Tonight from West Side Story, and Why can’t the English from My Fair Lady.
Thank you to Jordan Harding (Baritone), Jack Roberts (Tenor), Naomi Rogers (Soprano), Camilla Seale (Mezzo-Soprano), Rusnė Tušlaite (Soprano) for all their hard work in getting this show on in such a short period of time, and for all the joy they gave. And thank you to Robin Humphreys (Accompanist), who even played a speaking part this year in the form of Colonel Pickering. What next!
Opera Gala 2022