group meets at my house in Poynton in the afternoon of the third Monday
of each month.
At each meeting we watch a complete
opera, so sessions usually last for two to three hours, plus a break
The programme is varied to provide a
balance of tragedy/comedy, with world class performances dating from
the 1970’s to the present day.
Operas viewed have been mainly Italian,
with works by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Bellini.
We have also seen ‘The Enchanted
Island’ – a very funny pastiche of Baroque music and two
Shakespeare plays, sung in English. A recent viewing was of the Royal
Opera in Gounoud’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, sung in
French. (All with subtitles).
Places are strictly limited, but one or
two more members could be accommodated.