The Magic of Kentish Opera

Stag Theatre - Sevenoaks

Sat 29th October at 8pm &

Sun 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 dialogue;
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

These 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.