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Barefoot Opera Production

L’Incoronazione di Poppea

ONE NIGHT ONLY! L’Incoronazione di Poppea: Barefoot Opera’s new, multi-layered, one-off production, bringing to life Monteverdi’s classic tale of lust, power and tyranny. Janet Hodgson writes.

Last year's Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour production of Carmen © Chris Parker

Opera – Barefoot and Emotional

St Marys in the Castle is to host the Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour of Donizetti’s great comedy L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love) on Saturday, 5 September  HOTs Zoya Mathison finds out more.

Barefoot Opera previews Carmen at St Leonards Festival Opera Garden Party July 2014     Photos by Runa Park www.runaland.com

The barefoot gypsy in me

There’s something dark and savage in our blood which will out! Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour, with its strong production values and demanding, genuinely educational rehearsal structure, will tour a nine-singer Carmen this year.  In keeping with its style, the singers learn to be both soloists and ensemble players, and are accompanied by a gypsy band of keyboard, accordion, clarinet and double-bass, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Photo © Spike Spondike

The Flaming Galahs at the Beacon, 24 August

Wikipedia tells us that ‘galah’ is another name for the rose-breasted cockatoo; Urban Dictionary explains that a ‘flaming galah is a person who makes a fool of themselves, but isn’t afraid to laugh at themselves when everyone else starts laughing at them.’ In Hastings, The Flaming Galahs are an all-female musical trio consisting of Krysia Mansfield on vocals, Lucy Mulgan on double bass and vocals, and Lesley Anne Sammons on piano and vocals. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson spent an evening at the Beacon being enthralled and entertained!

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