DINNER WITH FIGARO
THE MUSIC ROOM
14th and 23rd October 2016
Enjoy a three-course, informal supper, prepared by Seed of Hastings, combined, embellished and intermingled with live opera-theatre. Expect pop-up performances of Mozart duets throughout the space, and a site-specific performance of Pergolesi's mini-opera La Serva Padrona.
The Music Room, an atmospheric ballroom in a private villa built in the 1860's by Decimus Burton, will be transformed into a 2-night only arena for eating, drinking and performance. Come and relish Barefoot Opera's stylish remix of classic music-theatre, relax in style with a wonderful dinner, and find Figaro at your elbow, Susannah clearing your table, or a dancing waiter.
Serious, sophisticated fun, this is an evening to dress up for! This unique an intimate event can only accommodate 50 guests on each evening, so booking early is essential.
TICKETS £37.50 *
* Includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a specially designed mediterranean menu by Seed of Hastings. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AS ABOVE!
Enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz and canapés as some of Mozart’s greatest duets are enacted throughout the space and the singers mingle with the audience. This part of the evening will also feature a dance piece from the brilliant Michael Spenceley and arrangements of Mozart overtures by Barefoot Opera’s dazzling musicians Nicola Rose and Lucy Mulgan.
The main event
Following a sit-down supper, the principal event of the evening takes place -
Barefoot Opera’s brand new production,
La Serva Padrona, Pergolesi’s rarely performed comedic masterpiece.
The performers include Barefoot Opera’s scintillating Chiara Vinci and Oscar Castellino, in the roles of Serpina and Uberto - gifted young artists who come to us straight from main roles with Welsh National Opera - alongside the brilliant Rambert-trained Michael Spenceley, appearing as the down-trodden servant Vespone. They are accompanied by Barefoot Opera’s team players, the hugely gifted Nicola Rose, National Opera Studio alumnus and our MD for the evening, and the multi-talented Lucy Mulgan on double bass.
The evening will end in style with a relaxed dessert, when you can catch your breath
and have a drink.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.barefootopera.com/tickets/dinner-with-figaro
VENUE: The Music Room, 6 The Uplands, St. Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex TN38 OHL