Magic of Kentish Opera
Quadrangle in Bromley & Sheppard's Colleges
Kentish Opera was asked by
special invitation from the Wren Quadrangle Trustees to join
in the Bromley and Shephard's Colleges festivities to celebrate
the 350th anniversary of the foundation of Bromley College in
1666 by the Will of John Warner, Bishop of Rochester.
The Magic of Kentish Opera is a collection of magically themed
opera excerpts, fully staged and costumed, with professional
soloists and the Kentish Opera Chorus. It will be directed by
Terry John Bates and conducted by Robyn Sevastos.
The programme will include music by Lehár (TheMerry Widow),
Mozart (The Magic Flute), Gounod (Romeo and Juliet), Sullivan
(Iolanthe), Verdi (The Force of Destiny and Othello), Tchaikovsky
(Eugene Onegin) and much more. It will be sung in English with
a keyboard accompaniment.
The performance will take place
in a heated marquee erected in the Wren Quadrangle (circa 1674)
which is an almost hidden architectural jewel just a short step
from Bromley High Street. The colleges are across the road from
Bromley Magistrates Court and ample parking is available in the
Hill Car Park near the junction of Beckenham Lane and London