Thrapston Plaza Opera welcomes you this month to a fully staged performance of Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” – ‘The Love Potion’ – on Thurs 22nd & Fri 23rd at 7pm and Sat 24th at 5pm in The Thrapston Plaza.
This fast moving musical farce, sung in English with orchestral accompaniment, will have you laughing throughout the evening as well as being beguiled by the enchanting melodic flourishes of our principal characters.
In brief, a local village lad is desperately in love with a wealthy lady farmer. Being quite naive, he buys a ‘love potion’ from a rogue passing trader, convinced this will make him irresistible! But his love’s desire is already betrothed to a dashing soldier and all the villagers come to celebrate the imminent wedding. What can our unhappy lad do? Will he get his girl?
No spoilers here! Just come and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
‘Has Thrapston really got an Opera Company?’ many ask. ‘I never knew . . . ‘
Possibly Thrapston’s best kept secret, Thrapston Plaza Opera was founded in 2010 and has put on a major production every February including well known titles such as Carmen, Aida, Madame Butterfly and The Merry Widow to name but a few, as well as concerts and smaller works at other times of the year.
Chorus members are all local from Thrapston and surrounding villages. Auditioned principal roles are taken by trained singers often from further afield, our leading lady this year coming from Dunstable!
Nevertheless, while aiming for professional standards and always having orchestral accompaniment, TPO remains an amateur Company, totally reliant on the sale of tickets to ensure it’s continuing success.
Please come and support this production.
Tickets: £15 adults, £6 children are available from the TPO Box Office on 01832-733586 Full details and booking from the website: thrapstonplazaopera.com
Thank you – Vincent Davy, Music Director
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