Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society
December 5th 2011 To celebrate this Festive Season the LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA brings together world class artists with their presentation entitled “A CHRISTMAS NIGHT AT THE OPERA”. Appearing in sumptuous Victorian evening dress they will create the atmosphere and grandeur of past times. Sponsored by THE TENDRING RE-USE AND EMPLOYMENT ENTERPRISE, Little Clacton.
LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA HISTORY
London Festival Opera has achieved a considerable reputation for presenting opera in palaces, castles, country houses, theatres, concert halls, embassies and private homes and gardens. Recent engagements have been throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Barbados, Marrakech and Moscow.
Live opera for corporate, charity and private events. has appeared in some of the world’s leading venues including La Fenice Opera House in Venice, as part of the Salisbury, Windsor, Chelmsford Cathedral and Barbados International Festivals.
Performances have also taken place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, St James’s Palace, Kensington Palace, 10 Downing Street, Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace and Bury St Edmunds Cathedral in the UK and at the British Embassy in Paris, the Villa d’Este on Lake Como, at the President’s Palace in Malta and in a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert with the City of London Sinfonia in Hamburg for an audience of 5,000.
‘A stirring performance’ – THE TIMES
The company had the particular honour of performing at a Gran Galà in one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The opera house saw the premieres of many great operas including Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’, and ‘Rigoletto’, as well as other works by Rossini, Donizetti, Stravinsky and Britten.