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Opera Prelude Presents: Thoroughly Modern Lillie

Songs from London's Golden age and the darling of Peel Fold, Lady Beatrice Lillie.

An outdoor evening recital in Henley-on-Thames - directions given at time of booking.

Friday 17th August, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Tickets
£25 (advance purchase only)

I Capuleti e I Montecchi - Fully Staged Production, Christ Church Centre

Opera Holloway are delighted to be invited back by Opera Prelude again to perform Bellini’s tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. Opera Holloway present a thrilling and passionate interpretation of the classic love story. 

Friday 7th September, 7:00pm
Tickets
£30

The Puccini Problem, Cadogan Hall

... or How do you solve a problem like Puccini?!

Tuesday 25th September, 10:30  12:30
Tickets
£30

Standing at the Cross-Roads, Christ Church Centre

Opera in the 20th century - Mark Austin, Conductor.

Friday 28th September, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30
 

A Masterclass Morning with Yvonne Howard, Cadogan Hall

Hailed as ‘one of the finest singing actresses this country has produced’ Yvonne Howard's reputation in diverse repertoire from Wagner to Handel proclaims her one of the country's finest Mezzos.

Tuesday 2nd October, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

Standing at the Cross-Roads, Cadogan Hall

Opera in the 20th century - Mark Austin, Conductor.

Tuesday 9th October​, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30
 

Forever England: English Song in the years of the First World War, Leighton House Museum

Soprano: Francesca Chiejina
Tenor: James Way
Piano: Natalie Burch

Thursday 11th October, 7pm – 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Tickets
£40

Paris and the Russian avant-garde, Cadogan Hall

Dr. Natalia Murray, Maria Levandovskaya (piano) and Ed Ballard (baritone)

Tuesday 16th October, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

Masterclass Morning with Sir John Tomlinson, Cadogan Hall

Ed Ballard (baritone), and Natalie Burch (piano)

Tuesday 23rd October, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

Accidents in Opera, Christ Church Centre

The mishaps, mayhem and misfortune of productions, singers and theatres – Alex Haigh (tenor), accompanied by Natalie Burch.

Friday 26th October, ​10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£20

“Red Roses, Red Noses”, Cadogan Hall

Life in the English Country House 1918-1939 with writer and historian Adrian Tinniswood, Callie Gaston (soprano), TBC (tenor) and Natalie Burch (piano)

Tuesday 30th October, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

Debussy: a painter in sound, Cadogan Hall

Stephen Walsh (music critic and musicologist), accompanied by Maria Levandovskaya (piano) and Sophie Pullen (soprano)

Tuesday 6th November, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

“Life is beautiful” - Romanticism and activism, Cadogan Hall

A lecture exploring Verdi’s lavish romantic operas – Becca Marriott

Tuesday 13th November, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

The Limits of Metaphor, Christ Church Centre

Artistic Director of Shadwell Opera and Herald Angel Award winner Jack Furness joins Opera Prelude Young Artist Amy Lyddon (mezzo-soprano) for an exciting journey through the interpretation of text and subtext in opera.

​Friday 30th November​, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

One Romantic Evening, Kenton Theatre

Becca Marriott (soprano), Mezzo TBC, Tenor TBC and Natalie Burch (piano)

Saturday 17th November, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Tickets
£30

Masterclass Morning with Roderick Williams, Cadogan Hall

Roderick Williams, OBE – arguably one the UK's leading baritones, equally acclaimed in both opera and song is generously leading this morning’s highly sought-after masterclass with Opera Prelude’s young artists. 

Tuesday 20th November, 10:30 – 12:00
Tickets
£30

The Rake’s Punishment, Cadogan Hall

Don Giovanni’s journey from paper to the stage – Ricardo Panela (baritone) and Opera Prelude’s young artists

Tuesday 27th November, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

Text and Subtext: The Limits of Metaphor, Christchurch Centre

Artistic Director of Shadwell Opera and Herald Angel Award winner Jack Furness joins Opera Prelude Young Artist Amy Lyddon (mezzo-soprano) for an exciting journey through the interpretation of text and subtext in opera.

Friday 30th November, 10:30-12:30
Tickets
£30

“Glitter and be Gay: Opera, Hollywood and Old-Fashioned Glamour”, Cadogan Hall

Rosie Clifford (mezzo) and Opera Prelude’s young artists accompanied by Natalie Burch.

Tuesday 4th December, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30

“Glitter and be Gay: Opera, Hollywood and Old-Fashioned Glamour”, Burrow Farm

Rosie Clifford (mezzo) and Opera Prelude’s young artists accompanied by Natalie Burch.

Friday 14th December, 11:00 – 1:00pm
Tickets
£30