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Spring Opera Showcase, Jazz in June & Albert Herring
Dear Friends & Supporters,
Priority Booking Period for Friends Now Open
We are delighted to now be able to invite Friends of Clonter to book tickets for the Spring Opera Showcase on 14 May, Jazz in June on 11 June and Clonter’s summer production of Albert Herring, 14 – 23 July.
Not Too Late to Become a Friend
As you may recall from our previous updates, we have reintroduced the priority booking periods for Patrons and Friends of Clonter (2 weeks priority for Patrons / 1 week priority for Friends). If you are not already a Friend, and you would welcome being able to take advantage of this benefit, it is not too late to become one. Click here for further details.
This priority booking period will end on Friday 18 February at noon. Non Friends of Clonter may book online after this date and time.
Spring Opera Showcase
Sat 14 May, 7pm
Spring is in sight and with it heralds the annual Masterclasses, and the subsequent Spring Opera Showcase, which offers a rich variety of semi-staged opera scenes and arias, set into context and presented by a compère, to entertain opera novices of all ages and seasoned opera lovers in equal measure.
Visitors to the Opera Masterclass (Thurs 12 May, 2 – 3.30pm) are able to follow a performance’s journey from rehearsal to production, offering a detailed insight into the workings behind a performance.
Jazz in June
Sat 11 June, 7pm
James Pearson will be making his annual trip north, together with special guests.
James Pearson is a pianist, composer and creative tour de force. He is the Artistic Director at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club where his trio are the house band.
14 – 23 July
Composed by Benjamin Britten
Britten’s operatic comedy, written in 1947 with witty English libretto by Eric Crozier was freely adapted from a short story of stifling village life and rebellion “Le rosier de Madame Husson” by Guy de Maupassant.
Director Michael McCaffery and conductor Philip Sunderland will join forces with set and costume designer Bettina John and lighting designer Steven Benson to create a new production of Benjamin Britten’s hilarious portrait of English village life, which celebrates the best of British opera and offers the best possible showcase for rising stars.
If you would like to take advantage of the priority booking period, you can do so online via the links above, or by phoning the Box Office on 01260 224 514. The Box Office is currently being manned on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am – 4pm, until further notice.
We very much hope to see you soon!