May 2020 - Martha
We are pleased to confirm that our opera production for 2020 will be “Martha” by Friedrich von Flotow.
Although seldom performed these days, this opera is full of lively tunes for the chorus and has some good solo arias, duets and ensembles for the principal singers. Probably the most well known being “The last Rose of Summer”.
Originally set in period costume ( in the reign of “Good Queen Anne”) the plot is more or less a comedy of errors where due to perceptions of class, characters are confused, but all works out in the end with two happy couples united. For our production we have decided the story would translate well to the current day when the same confusions could happen and the same romantic ups and downs occur whatever the setting.<\p>
It is with great pleasure that we can announce our main principals as follows:-
|Lady Harriett Durham||Veronica Brooks|
|Nancy (her friend)||Grace Lovelass|
|Lionel (a farmer)||Matt Connolly|
|Plunkett (a farmer)||Steve Hawksley|
|Sir Tristram Mickleford (Lady Harriett's cousin)||Nick Forest|
PERFORMANCE DATES & VENUES
|May 16th (Sat)||King Edward Hall Lindfield|
|May 17th (Sun)||Civic Hall Uckfield|
|May 22nd (Fri)||Adastra Hall Hassock|
|May 23rd (Sat)||Steyning Centre|
|May 24th (Sun)||Village Centre Hurstpierpoint|