Acis and Galatea by Handel.
Don Quixote and the Duchess by Boismortier.
Richmond Opera present an opera double-bill of Handel’s tale of tragic love, Acis and Galatea, and Boismortier’s comedy Don Quixote and the Duchess. Sung in English, Boismortier’s little-known opera follows his ‘trials’ at the hands of his hostess and friends. Both operas will be staged with full Baroque orchestra.
Tickets are £15. Call 0333 1212 300 or book online.
Auditions for this production will be held on Friday 8th June at 7.30 pm at the Vineyard Community Centre, Richmond. TW10 6AQ
Anyone who has previously sung with Richmond Opera in any capacity is welcome to audition for solo roles. Both operas will be sung in English so an audition song in English (preferably a baroque piece) will be acceptable. If you would like to audition or would like further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 – November 17th, 18th, 19th
We are very grateful to David Dearlove and Siobhan Lynch for providing the photographs for our production.
2016 – November 19th, 20th, 21st
We are very grateful to Patricia Lam for providing the photographs for our production.
2015 – December 11th, 12th, 13th
Handel’s Semele at the Normansfield Theatre.
Now available on DVD : £21 for 3 DVD set – please contact us if you would like to order a copy.
Handel’s version of this story is taken from Greek mythology. Semele, a beautiful but unsophisticated maiden, falls in love with the god Jupiter and discovers the “endless pleasure, endless love” of the heavens. Jupiter’s wife, Juno, is understandably unhappy with the situation and plots Semele’s downfall.
Diocelsian by Purcell (Semi-staged production).
Dido and Aeneas by Purcell and Judgement of Paris by Eccles at the Barn Church, Kew.
For a full list of previous productions, please see the Isleworth Baroque website.