Die Zauberflöte, or The Magic Flute, is Mozart’s last opera and it premiered in the autumn of 1791 barely two months before the composer’s death. It is one of the most loved and often performed of Mozart’s operas perhaps because at its heart lies a perfectly simple tal...

October 4, 2018

As individuals we always loved opera, but it was watching a performance of La bohème by Headfirst Opera (2016) in a tiny pub-theatre in South-East London that sowed the seeds for Opera in a Box to form. For us, it was the first time that we’d seen the art form taken ou...

I have been an admirer of Eric and Liz Wetherell’s works for many years and have been lucky enough to work with them on many musical endeavours. Having seen the original production of A Foreign Field three times in 2010 and subsequently conducted a concert of Eric’s mu...

Local touring opera company, Opera in a Box, aims to bring opera to a diverse audience in off-the-wall venues, and this is exactly what they planned to do with their latest production of Verdi's La Traviata. The production was set to take place in Bristol's Bierkeller...

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