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Mansfield Park

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by Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton

Friday and Saturday, 22 & 23 February 2019 19:30

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Bastien et Bastienne - An Incomplete Education

16th, 17th, 24th July - Staged outdoors in 2 beautiful locations

Bastien & Bastienne:  Music by W. A. Mozart,   Libretto by F.W. Weiskern, J.H. Muller, & J.A. Schachtner,  English translation by Mark Austin

An Incomplete Education:  Music by E. Chabrier,  Libretto by E. Leterrier & A. Vanloo,  English translation by James Hurley

Opera South presents a unique opportunity to enjoy a riotous double-bill of rarely performed one-act comedies by two of opera’s most witty and inventive composers. Mozart wrote BASTIEN when he was just 12 years old but his charming pastoral about a young couple who doubt the sincerity of each other’s feelings displays much of the comic and vocal flair which would flourish in his later works.

Chabrier’s EDUCATION is a lively and intimate operetta about a pair of inexperienced newlyweds and their awkward first night together, packed with the French composer’s signature fizz and fun.

Starring some of the UK’s most exciting emerging singers, the performances will be staged in unique outdoor locations in the Haslemere area, and directed from the keyboard by Opera South’s musical director, Mark Austin.


Dates and Venues

SATURDAY 16 & SUNDAY 17 JULY Lower House Farm, Fernhurst  

The first stop for our comic double-bill is an intimate walled garden in the longstanding home of the ex-chairman of Opera South.


SUNDAY 24 JULY Privett Station, Privett, Alton

Join us for a special performance at a historic former railway station, situated within the beauty of the South Downs National Park.



16:00 Gardens Open

17:00 Bastien et Bastienne

18:00 Long Picnic Interval

19:30 An Incomplete Education

20:30 Carriages


Price £50 - picnics encouraged

Dress Code - smart casual

Bookings thelittleboxoffice.com/operasouth


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