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News & Reviews - Latest News - Nadine Benjamin announced for Die Fledermaus, FREE opera for Under 18s and the glorious Grade 1 listed Belcombe Court, near Bath


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It is with huge pleasure and pride that we invite you to the 2019 Iford Arts season. Thanks to the unwavering commitment of our regular benefactors and supporters we are able to deliver two new site-specific opera productions, Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, a Clare Teal picnic prom and a young artist’s concert for you this summer.  We offer you a thrilling new world for our opera in the round: always highly communicative, always in English, always intimate. Book early, some performances are already sold out.
Yours sincerely,

Judy Eglington, Creative Director, Iford Arts

Legendary comic baritone SIMON BUTTERISS to star in Die Fledermaus 

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comic geniusIndependent.
This amazing singing actor…everything he does is absolutely riveting” BBC Radio 3
“My nomination for greatest living Englishman. hilarious, his timing is immaculate, his singing is excellent…impeccable. 5 stars” Tully Potter, Daily Mail Read more


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NADINE BENJAMIN to play Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus 18 & 19 May. Currently playing Musetta (La Boheme) with ENO.
“Benjamin delivers it gorgeously.” Erica Jeal, The Guardian
“Sumptuously sung” Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times Beautifully tender, sultry rendition.” Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph. Read more

International Conductor OLIVER GOOCH is Musical Director and on piano for Die Fledermaus.

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Antonio Pappano created a position for him at the Royal Opera House as the first Associate Conductor (Vilar). In the concert hall he has conducted many of the major British orchestras including the BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Halle and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera HouseRead more 

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Join us on 18 May at a (not posh!) Champagne & Canapé Reception from 6pm in the Brunswick Room, Guildhall, Bath. Followed by a 7.30pm performance of Die Fledermaus in the Banqueting Room (est. end 10pm) £79 Book Now Hurry 50% of tickets already sold. There is a 2nd performance on 19 May at 5pm £49.50

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Explore the glorious Belcombe Court, Bradford on Avon, just 6 miles outside Bath. The rarely open C18 grounds and gardens of historical significance will host the 2019 Iford Arts Season from 30 August, the Clare Teal Prom, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and the Iford Arts New Generation Artists Concert. Read More 


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UNDER 18s GO FREE, supporting the next generation of opera go-ers.
Includes L’elisir d’amore and the Iford New Generation Artists Concert.  T&Cs apply enquire at Bath Box Office.


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Meet our new Box Office team for 2019
Bath Box Office at Bath Visitor Information Centre, BA1 1LN. Open 9.30am – 5.30pm Mon to Sat inc. Bank Holidays
Tel: 01225 463 364

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