Taste the summer as Liffey Carverhill offers up the secret of the Burning Sands cocktails, served to cast during the Pearl Fishers run. She says, “I had a few requests for the recipe for Week 1's cocktail. It begins as a precise science, but as many of you will have seen, it ends up with a bit of sloshing and tasting.”
Alcoholic mixture (chilled – use as much as needed!)
300ml dark rum
200ml coconut Bacardi
200ml Crabbies ginger wine
Last year I attended the Fairies, Phantoms and Fiends Heber Opera concert, mainly to watch my wife, Caz, perform. I had never watched opera before, and I guess I was thinking that I might not enjoy it very much, but nevertheless I was willing to give it a go!
A huge thank-you to everybody who came along to watch us and support the show over the last couple of weeks.
We had a superb final weekend, starting with the atmospheric setting of St George's, Brighton on Thursday and finishing off with two more sell-out shows at Steyning and Uckfield on Saturday and Sunday. The audiences at all the venues were fantastic and the enthusiasm and support were greatly appreciated.
The Pearl Fishers opened last weekend to full houses in both Lindfield and Hurstpierpoint. First night's are always a nerve wracking affair but we got a wonderful reception from the audience at Lindfield and we love the intimate venue which really helps us to deliver on our promise of being "opera that's close enough to touch".
It's less than a week to go until the opening night of "The Pearl Fishers" and the cast and backstage crew have been working hard to put the finishing touches to the production. In this short video you can find out more about what goes on behind the scenes.
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The props list for Heber Opera’s production of The Pearl Fishers includes oyster shells. It was my job to find them. This wasn’t a problem as I work close to English’s Oyster Bar in central Brighton. When I called in to ask, they were happy to save their leftovers for me. What I didn’t anticipate, however, was the work involved in cleaning them!
Hurstpierpoint Village Centre was the place to be on Saturday 9th April. Heber Opera hosted another successful craft fair with plent of stalls selling all manner of wonderful hand-made items. The turnout was excellent, everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves and we raised much needed funds for our future productions. My personal highlight was, as always, the huge spread of delicious cakes, biscuits and snacks layed on by the talented ladies of the Heber Chorus!