Opera Group

From October 2005, the Opera Group has explored the full operatic repertoire by watching a full opera each month on  DVD; we have seen over 160 operas of which some 30 are repeats, albeit never the same production, ranging from Monteverdi’s ‘L’Orfeo’ to Phillip Glass’s ‘Satyagraha’ by way of Handel, Mozart, Verdi and Puccini as well as many other composers old and new.

Programme details, including a synopsis, are provided along with Notes on the opera, its composer and reviews etc.

To accommodate numbers wishing to attend the Opera Group, there are three showings.  At the First Showing, starting at 5:30 and finishing at approximately 9:30pm, there is a break in the middle for a finger buffet supper and glass of wine (or two). A contribution of £5 is requested to help cover costs. The other showings are in the afternoon.

The programme for the Faringdon U3A Opera Group for 2019-2020 season is below.

The first showing is on the second Monday of the month and dates for the second and third showings will be arranged to suit members of the groups.

Date Opera Production
9 September Dvorak : Rusalka Metroplitan Opera, New York
14 October (R) Bizet : Carmen Film
11 November (R) Donizetti : Don Pasquale Glyndbourne Opera
9 December Kern: Showboat San Francisco Opera
13 January (R)* Rossini : La Cenerentola  Glyndebourne Opera
10 February (R) Mozart : Magic Flute Zurich Opera
9 March Berlioz: Beatrice et Benedict Glyndbourne Opera
13 April Verdi : I due Foscari La Scala, Milan
11 May Handel : Theodora Glyndebourne Opera
8 June (R) Puccini : Tosca TV Film
13 July Dean : Hamlet Glyndbourne Opera

All are very welcome. If you wish to attend, please contact either Anthony or Bobbie or Linda as appropriate.

For more information contact  the Group Leader

Anthony Burdall, 2 Fernham Road, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7JY  

Tel: 01367 240713   Mob: 07841352938   Email: anthony.burdall@burdall.net