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Winterbourne Opera triumphs in the Cattle Ring!

I would just like to take a moment to rave about Winterbourne Opera. This was my fifth consecutive visit to their wonderful summer perfomances. This incredibly talented local opera group have just staged Donizetti’s ‘Elixir of Love’ staging it in the wonderfully versatile Salisbury Cattle Market!

I really did not think WO could top last year’s astonishing performance of Carmen but ‘Elixir of Love’ was set in a 1960’s Hi-de-Hi style holiday camp and was truly colourful and very entertaining right from the first few notes. Sung in English and easy to follow, a classic 3 stranded love story.  The principal roles are sung by brilliant upcoming London based opera stars of the future, and the standard of the chorus (Winterbourne based) is extremely high indeed.

I love the founding vision of Winterbourne Opera – ‘to provide opportunities for young singers and musicians in a nurturing environment whilst making opera accessible for everyone’ – and they do this with bells on!Such enthusiasm and extreme talent! I am only sorry you missed it…you will have to wait until next year…keep an eye on http://www.winterbourneopera.net

Slightly disappointing were the number of empty seats…admittedly the seats (concrete blocks in the cattle ring) are not the most comfortable (but we took cushions!) and as the weather has been incredibly kind all week it was hot in there – but where else can you enjoy a picnic with friends and be entertained by West End quality opera and fabulous orchestra in Wiltshire, for a comparatively small ticket price?

I can’t wait to see what they turn their talented hands to next year and hope to see you there!

For photos of this marvellous production please go to http://ashmills.zenfolio.com/elixir

July 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Rolo watches Civil War Re-enactment on Marlborough Common

 

the roundheads are coming!

the roundheads are coming!

off to parley with the royalists ECWS

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Rolo was loving this English Civil War re-enactment until the canons started up – then we ran all the way home at great speed!

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Rolo finds a #cricket ball #rolodogblog #dogs http://t.co/muG43ZDhNF

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Rolo returns to Dogs Trust!

Rolo signing books

Rolo signing books

rolo meets a fan at dog show

rolo makes friends

the smiley lady and Rolo

the smiley lady and Rolo

Rolo returns to Dogs Trust, Newbury… As a famous author at their annual dog show! Listen to the podcast here

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Rolo visits care home. Loves the elderly! #dogs http://t.co/WXe7bu0Scv

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Rolo visits Grandad Polo

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Debi Evans

Debi Evans

Rolo and free author visits

Hello, my name is Debi Evans and I am best known for co-writing The Secret Society of Dragon Protectors fantasy adventure children's books. My new book The Secret Adventures of Rolo is out on 1st March 2014. Find out more about the new book and also how to arrange a free primary school visit!

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