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Opera in Situ

Where: Drawing Room, Insole Court
When: Saturday 30th Sept 7pm

Tickets available via the link below and at Insole Court Visitor Centre
Adults £7
Children £3
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £15

Join us on Saturday 30th September for a performance from Cardiff-based, community opera company, Opera in Situ. Their 'Spooky Spellbound Slumber' concert is a wonderful, family friendly introduction to the world of opera.

Following the success of the fairytale-centric ‘Spellbound Slumber’, Opera in Situ are pleased to present the slightly witchier ‘Spooky Spellbound Slumber.’ Billed as an opera scenes concert with a twist, director Jana Holesworth has taken fragments of seemingly unrelated shows and has created something complete and hopefully meaningful, choosing to find some connection between all the pieces in order to make the show stand as an entity rather than a series of excerpts. 

At the opening of the show we meet Hansel and Gretel from Humperdinck’s famous opera. We witness them being lulled to sleep by the mysterious Sandman and observe their reaction as they awake in a strange world filled with characters such as Pinocchio (Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio) and Papageno (Mozart’s The Magic Flute) as well as a handful of well-known operatic witches. The children, amazed and perhaps fearful, observe the going on’s of these characters who have overtaken their world. Or have they? As the show nears its end the children are again soothed to sleep, this time by Tamino’s magic flute. As they awake they wonder if perhaps it was all just a strange dream, a thought which Puck (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) reiterates, stating “If we shadows have offended,/Think but this, and all is mended/That you have but slumber’d here/While these visions did appear.” We are left to wonder if the children merely dreamt of fairies, witches and magic, or if such things truly do exist! 

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