2018: Opera with Plácido Domingo – Luisa Fernanda (U) – Bembridge Village Hall – 3.00pm – Sunday 14th October

Plácido Domingo heads an internationally renowned cast in Emilio Sagi’s stylish new production for Madrid’s Teatro Real of Moreno Torroba’s enduring Zarzuela (a wonderfully tuneful Spanish light opera). The story itself is set in the Spanish capital. Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real. This is a real charmer of an opera with accessible tunes, Latin flair and exquisite singing. If you like Carmen, you’ll love this!

“The production at the Teatro Real in Madrid was a top-of-the-range version…Vidal is a peach of a role for Domingo: his voice easily commands its baritone range and he dominates the action, convincingly heroic in voice and figure and still able to project a greying virility in the style of Sean Connery. Nancy Herrara as Luisa and Jose Bros as Javier gave fine support.” (The Independent)

“Emilio Sagi’s elegant, minimal and warm-hearted staging gives it a full-scale operatic stylishness that is captured vividly…” (BBC Music Magazine)

Plácido Domingo (Vidal Hernando); Nancy Herrera (Luisa Fernanda); José Bros (Javier Moreno); Mariola Cantarero (Duchess Carolina);

Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real; Jesús López Cobos

Stage Director(s): Emilio Sagi

Tickets are just £10 including a marvellous afternoon tea from the Ryde Lions afterwards.  This is sure to be a sell-out, so please book tickets early by emailing Judith at jira@btinternet.com

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