Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd July 2016
Bromesberrow Place (Junction 2 off M50, near Ledbury)
Gardens and park open from 5.30pm for picnics
Performance starts at 7.45pm prompt
Opera presents La Bohème starring:
Claire Wild (Mimi), Roberto Abate (Rodolfo), Ricardo Panela (Marcello), Robert Gildon (Schaunard), Peter Brooke (Colline), Catharine Rogers (Musetta), Christopher Foster (Benoit/Alcindoro), Mae Heydorn (Parpignol). Directed by Nicholas Heath. Musical Direction by Ben Woodward.
Nicholas Heath directs an updated 1960’s version of La Bohème where four men are not just content with a mere summer of love or a spring of youth but have made a deliberate choice to drop out and lead a Bohemian life. The setting is in late 1967 to 1968 with the run up to the student riots. At its most passionate heart La Bohème establishes two contrasting relationships with the innocent love of Rudolfo and Mimi and Musetta’s lustful entanglement with Marcello.
Regents Opera has established itself as one of the UK’s most exciting and original chamber opera companies. Its General Director, Nicholas Heath, creates a dynamic in-the-round production, which ἀnds the power to bring us intimately close to the work.
Regents Opera Quotes
“..it is the brilliant interior architecture of lust, human cunning and continuous gamesmanship which comes to the fore”
Charlotte Valorie, Bachtrack on The Marriage of Figaro
“Dare we say, better than Glyndebourne…”
Irish Times on Don Giovanni
“Heath’s lusty production shows that the greater the risk, the greater the rewards”
Warwick Thompson on Tosca
Book Now! Tickets £55
Booking and payment online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/regentsopera
Includes complimentary drinks served during the 20 minute interval – the Estate’s Ragged Stone Wine & Cider. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the park and gardens of Bromesberrow Place prior to the 2 hour performance.
Ticket availability is strictly limited and booking fees apply. Tickets are non-refundable.
There will be a donation to The Butterfly Garden near Cheltenham – an educational, recreational and therapeutic project for people of any age dealing with disablement of any kind.
Bromesberrow Estate Office, Nr Ledbury
Gloucestershire HR8 1RZ