Opera In The Barn
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Where: Brome farm, Ross-on-Wye
When: 07 Jul 2013
Cost: £17.50 a ticket
Opening hours: 2pm-6pm
Website: Visit website
Pop-Up-Opera presents Rita/La Serva Padrona
"a two hour explosion of beautiful music, top-class singing, and exceptional acting… I cannot imagine anyone of any class, age, or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved" - The Times
The popular return of Clementine Lovell and her company Pop-up Opera to the barn, following their hugely enjoyable performances of the comedies Don Pasquale and L'Elisir d'amore over the last two years.
Treat yourself to a show rarely available outside the metropolis!
If you have been before, you know you are in for a treat. If you have never seen Opera in the Barn, come along for a magical experience!
Two one-act operas take place on the same stage, their scenes and stories intertwined. One mute servant appears in both, tying the two tales together.
A scene of commotion arises when the dominating Rita and her timid husband Peppe receive an unexpected visit from Rita’s first husband Gaspar. Each believing the other to have died, Gaspar unknowingly arrives seeking Rita's death certificate so he can remarry. Peppe sees it as an opportunity to escape, as Gaspar is still Rita's legal husband. The two men agree to a game, the winner of which will have to stay with Rita. Each of them tries to lose, but Gaspar cunningly manipulates Rita and Peppe to fall in love again.
Meanwhile, wealthy old bachelor Uberto is kept under the thumb of his maid Serpina.
He enlists his manservant Vespone to help him get rid of Serpina by finding him a wife. Serpina convinces Vespone to trick Uberto into marrying her. Their elaborate plan works and by the time Uberto has agreed to marry Serpina he realizes he has loved her all along.
Peterstow is situated off the A49 close to Ross-on-Wye
If coming from the roundabout on the A49 at Ross take the second turning on the right. Broome Farmhouse is signposted bearing left at the small green you first come to and is located a few hundred yards along the road, past the orchards to the right and round the bend.
If you are coming from Hereford, when you see the Peterstow Village sign and the 40 mph speed limit, take the 2nd left (the 1st left only goes to the church). Follow the lane around to Broome Farm.
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