Four Shows, All Performed in English
The Alma Tavern & Theatre , Bristol
Wednesday 6th November – Act 1: The Telephone | Act 2: The Impresario, 7:30pm
Thursday 7th November - Act 1: Mozart & Salieri | Act 2: The Happy Prince, 7:30pm
Friday 8th November - Act 1: Mozart & Salieri | Act 2: The Impresario, 7:30pm
Saturday 9th November - Act 1: The Telephone | Act 2: The Happy Prince, 7:30pm
£15 (£5 student and children tickets)
Four Operas, Four Nights; the 2019 Selection Box is now open! Selection Box offers a unique insight into all that is moving, mysterious and magnificent about opera; the combination of story-telling, stagecraft and music make opera the art form that comes closest to expressing pure emotion. Two time award winning Opera in a Box have assembled a 20 strong cast of the finest creative and vocal talents in the southwest for our production! Selection Box is an oper atic experience for everyone; experience opera for the first time, or expand your horizons with these rarely performed operas in this innovative, accessible and
The Telephone - Words and Music - Gian Carlo Menotti
The key to a successful relationship is good communication, right? The Telephone by Menotti is an hilarious comedy which explores how difficult it can be to communicate with the one that you love, even in a world where you are only a telephone call away. Could the telephone itself be the problem?
The Impresario – Mozart, Libretto - Stephanie the Younger, English - Cardelli
It’s 1935, the height of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and all of the world’s greatest actresses and actors are heading to sunny California to try their luck on the silver screen. Struggling to balance the petty politics of Hollywood along with the actresses’ outsized egos and craving for the spotlight, the director must attempt to cast his film without too much drama, otherwise the whole project will be over before it has begun! Who will receive top billing? It’s anyone’s guess!
Mozart & Salieri - Rimsky-Korsakov, Adapted – Chekov, Translation - David Meadows Psychological drama, or crime thriller? Rimsky Korsakov’s Mozart & Salieri remains one of opera’s greatest murder mysteries, where as witnesses to Salieri’s tortured introspections we watch his plan to poison Mozart slowly unfold… Join us in this intimate setting as witnesses to a drama that delicately unveils the true nature of ‘genius’ and ‘villainy’.
The Happy Prince - Williamson
Based on the 1888 Oscar Wilde story, the Happy Prince is a statue that watches over the city that the Prince once governed. Saddened by the suffering that he sees in the city, the Prince enlists the help of a passing Swallow… How will their devotion to the people of the city, and to each other, be rewarded?
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I would recommend this production to anyone who was even remotely considering watching an opera thanks to company’s accessible, but nevertheless professional execution."
- Selection Box