An Evening at the Opera
Malmesbury Singers and guest soloists soprano Louise Lloyd and tenor Tom Morss invite you to join them and the Bristol Ensemble for a sparkling evening of operatic favourites on Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm in Malmesbury Abbey.
The programme, which showcases music from the operatic giants of the 18th and 19th centuries, features overtures, choruses and arias from some of our best-loved operas, including Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’; ‘Madame Butterfly’ and ‘La Boheme’ by Puccini; ‘Carmen’ by Bizet; and Verdi’s ‘Aida’ and ‘La Traviata’.
“After our performance of Handel’s ‘Samson’ last year, I was inspired by the dramatic approach of our soloists to present a gala evening of opera in a concert setting, choosing well-known pieces from the repertoire that have a huge impact in their own right”, said Iain Duffin, musical director. “I am delighted that local artiste Louise Lloyd, who performed for us so movingly as Delilah in Handel’s ‘Samson’ in March, will once again take centre-stage, this time with Scottish tenor Tom Morss.”
“We also welcome back the Bristol Ensemble, which has a growing reputation as a high quality and adventurous orchestra. The Ensemble appears regularly in Bristol and across the South West and appeared on BBC television in their performance of Handel’s ‘Water Music’ as part of the Bristol Harbour Festival in July,” said Iain Duffin. “We have a great line-up of performers and a fantastic variety of music.”