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Opera productions

Student talent in the limelight
Our productions have become a creative outlet for students to challenge themselves and reach new heights as artists and performers. Enjoy the scenery, costuming, make-up and pure talent as we celebrate the art of opera.

Past productions


2018

Students perform Les Mamelles de Tiresias

Les Mamelles de Tiresias

An opera bouffe by Francis Poulenc based on the play by Guillaume Apollinaire. Although farcical it conveys a deeper message about new life after wartime.

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2017

Students performing The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute 

Taking inspiration from the movies, director Michael Gow and designer Robert Kemp set this production of Mozart’s final work for the stage as a rollicking adventure in 1930s Egypt.

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Students performing La Calisto

La Calisto

For nearly 300 years, this work lay hidden from lovers of music and drama, but this heady score was rediscovered in the 20th century. The poetic libretto and rich score charts the relationships between gods, men and women.

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2016

Students performing Cosi fan tutte

Cosi fan tutte

Based on a medieval farce of mistaken identity, Mozart’s comic opera is a tale of love, deception and forgiveness. 

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Students performing The Fairy Queen

The Fairy Queen

The poetic libretto and Purcell’s rich score relate subtly and metaphorically to William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Written as a masque or semi-opera, this restoration spectacular is reshaped by director Elsie Edgerton-Till.

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2015

Students performing English Eccentric

English Eccentrics

Through its sharp wit, English Eccentrics takes a sideways look at a collection of quirky characters from English society.

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Students performing MASS

MASS

We celebrated the Con's 100th Birthday with an epic performance of MASS by Leonard Bernstein. Over 400 students, staff and alumni performed at the Opera House under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Diazmuñoz.

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