Tickets are now on sale for our production of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet to be performed on 19 and 20 October 2019 at the Roxburgh Hall Theatre, Stowe, Buckingham, MK18 5EH.
An offer not to be missed! If you buy 6 tickets at the same time you will get a free bottle of champagne! It will be waiting for you on the bar at the performance you have booked for with six glasses.
Arcadian Opera is very pleased to announced that this production will be supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain and sponsored by Barshu, Frith Street, London W1
Following their extremely successful and internationally recognised production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers in October 2018, Arcadian Opera will this year perform Gounod’s beautiful opera Romeo and Juliet.
Although often overlooked owing to Gounod’s more famous opera Faust, written the previous year, his rarely performed Romeo and Juliet has exquisite music and is a mesmerising vehicle for the age old Italian story that Shakespeare made so famous. The opera libretto keeps closely to Shakespeare’s story with the addition of a trouser role – a popular theatrical conceit of the time.
Once again Arcadian Opera have employed established professional singers to sing the demanding lead roles in the opera and they will be accompanied by the Arcadian Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Although current productions of Romeo and Juliet are more often than not updated, the set and costumes designed by Stage Director Ali Marshall, put the action back in the wild and dangerous times of fifteenth century Italy, when gang warfare was also a fact of life.
Under the baton of Music Director Justin Lavender, the performances are bound to move and thrill audiences of all ages and form a lasting impression of the beauty of this wonderful opera.
We very pleased to announce the list of successful applicants from the very long list of extremely talented singers who auditioned for us and very much look forward to working with them on this wonderful production.
We look forward to working with them in October.
Romeo – William Branston
Juliet – Charlotte Hoather
Stephano- Elouise Waterhouse
Gertrude – Gemma Morsley
Mercutio – James Gribble
Tybalt – James Hutchings
Paris – Matthew Clark
Capulet – Richard Woodall
Friar Lawrence – Tobias Odenwald
and a guest appearance by Adrian Clarke as The Duke