Opera Glass presents
A Night At The Opera

Scene from 'Rigoletto'

15th - 23rd May 2008.

The programme contained a wonderful variety of favourite choruses, arias and ensembles, staged and dressed appropriately, including:

O Isis and Osiris; They call me Mimi; The Flower Duet; Song to the Evening Star; excerpts from Rigoletto and Don Giovanni; The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves; Nessun Dorma and Softly Awakes my Heart.

With Paul Stock and Margaret Chave taking turns on the piano and a cast that included professionals: Carolyn Harries, Tyrone Piper and Roderick Hunt, it was a hugely enjoyable evening.


Opera Glass is a small group of talented local singers who perform semi-staged scenes from many of our best loved operas. A small, but appreciative, audience at Topsham Methodist Church on Sunday 18th May were treated to a marvellous programme of opera highlights. Opera Glass presented a mixture of solos, duets and ensemble pieces from Carmen, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, William Tell, Lakme, Rigoletto, Nabucco, La Boheme and Turandot, to mention just a few.

We will all have had our particular favourite moments in the programme: for me highlights included the duet La Ci Darem la Mano from Don Giovanni, with Rod Hunt and Judyth Aarons beautifully portraying the roles of scheming Count and peasant girl, and Au Fond du Temple Saint, the famous duet from 'The Pearl Fishers', where Tyrone Piper and Rod were a well matched duo.

If Opera Glass returns to Topsham do go! It's a grand evening.

David Beynon

Janet- I just wanted to say how much Carolyne, Marlene and I enjoyed the Opera Glass Concert at Glenorchy Church last Friday evening. It was a real treat to listen to a wonderful standard of singing and the Company must be extremely proud to have been able to present such a talented cast to the concert going public of Exmouth. It would be wrong to pick out any individual for particular praise since there were so many highlights during the course of the evening and it was also nice to see the arias staged and costumed, rather than just watching a succession of 'stand up' performances. You were also fortunate to have such a fine accompanist. Well done to everyone and we look forward to next year's concerts with eager anticipation. Kind regards. Mervyn.

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