Open Air Opera At Stowe

Arcadian Opera to Present Open Air Opera at Stowe

Arcadian Opera is very pleased to announce that they are bringing a production of England’s favourite one act opera, Henry Purcell’s  Dido and Aeneas, to Stowe on the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

On Saturday 29 August and Sunday 30 August 2020, at 2:30pm, we are performing our first open air opera on the Palladian North Front of Stowe House.  This sublime venue, the largest jewel set in Stowe Landscape Gardens, is the perfect place to perform Dido and Aeneas.

The audience are invited to bring picnics to the area near the North Front, and afterwards they will be seated by stewards at the correct distance from each other on the open air auditorium.  All the Government Guidelines on social distancing at open air events will be strictly observed.

We are thrilled to announce our cast, who have agreed to this venture at very short notice!  Please click on their names for more information.

Dido – Phillipa Thomas

Aeneas – James Hutchings

Belinda – Rebecca Bottone 

The Sorceress – Louise Crane

The Lady in Waiting – Elise Fairley

Mercury – Tom Dixon

Tickets are on sale now!

The Magic Flute Update

At present, the Roxburgh Theatre at Stowe is still closed owing to the Covid 19 epidemic and we have not been advised as to when it will reopen.  However, we are still very much hoping that we will be able to bring you our long awaited production in October as planned.

The Magic Flute is postponed until 24th and 25th October 2020.

Arcadian Opera will be performing Mozart’s mesmerising opera The Magic Flute.  One of the most popular operas in the canon it is both intriguing and fun.  A firm favourite with opera goers everywhere it is also a great “first to see opera” for young people.  With scary monsters, a wicked queen, a princess in distress and a handsome hero – not to mention his girl obsessed whacky side kick – what’s not to like?!

Our May production of the Magic Flute has inevitably been cancelled.  However, we have been very fortunate in being able to retain the services of of our stella cast for our performances in October.  Some cherished old friends and some delightful new ones head up the cast. We can’t wait to get started and we know you’re going to love it as much as us!

Papageno – Charlie Baigent
Tamino – William Branston
Pamina – Charlotte Hoather
Sarastro – Vassily Savenko,
Queen of the Night- Katherine Blumenthal
First Lady – Susanna MacRae
Second Lady – Grace O’Malley
Third Lady – Lucilla Graham
Monostatos- Matthew Scott Clark
Papagena – Rosie Watts
Speaker – Sebastian Stride
Priests – Phillip Abbott, Nick Adams