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Chorus rehearsal from an earlier stage.

People’s opera project into new phase – participants wanted!

Barefoot Opera are moving into a new phase of their ‘people’s opera’ with a call-out for participants to start working towards the performance of an extract in late April and full performance a year later. The first events take place this weekend: a workshop for would-be chorus members and sessions in musical improvisation as part of the Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival. Nick Terdre reports.

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Madness and Monarchy at Fairlight Hall

If you were one of the many who watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on TV, you would have heard a crystal-clear, pure voice accompanying the bride’s fairytale procession up the aisle. Elin Manahan Thomas, one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation, was honoured to perform Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine at the wedding of the soon-to-be Duke and Duchess of Sussex. HOT’s Erica Smith finds out more about the singer and why she is championing Barefoot Opera.

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Carmen for all tastes from Barefoot Opera

There are two more chances to see Barefoot Opera’s dazzling production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen in Hastings – either this Friday at St Mary in the Castle or, if a shortened version is more up your street, at the Source Park on Sunday 30. Director Jenny Miller talks to HOT’s Nick Terdre. Photos by Chris Parker.

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