Magic of Kentish Opera
Theatre - Sevenoaks
29th October at 8pm &
30th October at 6.30pm
The Magic of Kentish Opera
is a fabulous collection of spell-binding opera excerpts, fully
staged, choreographed and costumed, and all sung in English.
Our rehearsals are well under way and it's sounding magnificent
and looking great!
Here are some of the highlights - and you'll recognise the professional
soloists from previous productions:
Entrance of Iolanthe from G&S's operetta, fully staged, including
Magic Flute - Stefanie Kemball-Read sings the "Queen of
the Night" , and our men's chorus sing "To Isis";
Cosi fan Tutte - The Dorabella / Guglielmo Heart Duet sung by
Hakan Vramsmo and Ellie Pearson;
The glorious Intermezzo from Pagliacci;
Verdi's Othello - Opening Chorus;
Gounod's Romeo and Juliet - the Capulet aria with Stefanie as
Juliet and Hakan as her father;
Force of Destiny (another Verdi thriller) - tremendous items,
including the stirring "Rataplan";
Lehár's Merry Widow - "Gentleman No More" followed
by the gorgeous "Vilia", sung by Stefanie;
Don Giovanni - Champagne aria with Hakan as the dangerous Don;
Excerpts from Humperdinck's enchanting Hansel and Gretel with
Ellie and Stefanie;
Eugene Onegin - Waltz scene - Tchaikovsky's stirring dance music
with joyous chorus music.
So as you can see it is full of magical music: old favourites
interspersed with items that are maybe not so familiar, but all
written by the world's greatest opera composers. The Gala will
delight both opera afficionados and those still new to this genre.
The orchestra and singers will be conducted by Robyn Sevastos
and directed by Terry John Bates.
A Sample of the
Dress Rehearsal Photographs
Many more photos are on the Kentish
Opera Flickr page
are photos taken during Kentish Opera's 'The Magic of Kentish
Opera' Gala - October 2016.
The photos were taken by Mark Charrington, Ron Harding, Brian
Tabor and Janice Harding of Sevenoaks Camera Club and Andrew
Waltham of Kentish Opera.
File names beginning WAL were taken by Andrew Waltham;
File names beginning _MG 7123 to 7460 were taken by Mark Charrington;
File names beginning [ were taken by Janice Harding; and
File names beginning _MG 2710 to 2845 were taken by Brian Tabor.