Cosy up with opera in Hungerford
EXPERIENCE a new close-up opera in the cosiest venue in Hungerford town!
It follows performances at The Space Theatre in London, performances at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, Yorkshire and The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester.
Alongside the in-person performances at The Space Theatre, The Duchess of Padua will be live streamed on Thursday, February 22, via www.space.org.uk
An intimate Italian-style opera with arias, ensembles, a love-duet and a death scene, The Duchess of Padua features four voices and a piano duo who together perform this adaptation of Wilde’s epic tragedy of revenge and passion.
It tells the story of an earnest young man who falls for the oppressed wife of a cruel and coercive Duke and the tragic consequences that follow.
Both melodramatic and sentimental, this adaptation showcases Wilde’s beautiful verse as it faithfully follows the twists and turns of the extraordinary plot.
Edward Lambert, founder of The Music Troupe, has written the music who has composed for a wide variety of performers and written 18 chamber operas.
The ‘redoubtable Ed’ handed over the Newbury Chamber Choir baton in 2022, after 18 years.
Running time one hour 50 minutes, including an interval.
Refreshments will be served.
Visit edwardlambert.co.uk/duchess.html for booking details.