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Puccini & Elvira - a real-life tragedy

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Puccini met Elvira Gemignani in 1884 whilst giving her piano lessons.  She was to become his lover though she was already married.  Soon it became clear that she was expecting a child and not her husbands.  This is was a shocking…
Frank Matcham Theatre Designer

Frank Matcham - Theatre Designer

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Frank Matcham (1854 – 1920) must be the most distinguished and prolific late 19th century theatre designer.  The writer Alan Bennett has commented that there was a Matcham theatre (too many of his theatres have sadly been demolished)…

A Night at the Musicals!

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Can opera singers sing songs from musicals? The short answer is a resounding yes, but in our experience it's important to select the right musicals and the right singers. Some shows like 'West Side Story', all the musicals of Rodgers…
Edwardian costume at the Goldsmiths' Hall

The impact of period costume!

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Even if we are presenting an evening of popular opera for a private party or corporate event we would always recommend the singers appearing in period costume for some of the performance.  This gives a wonderful visual impact and enhances…
Soprano sings in Victorian Opera Gala at Kirtlington parkOpera Interludes Ltd

Christmas Celebration Charity Event

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We were honoured to perform for a very distinguished audience in the magnificent setting of Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire on Saturday evening.  London Festival Opera presented ‘A Christmas Night at the Opera’ in the 18th Century Saloon…
HMS Belfast sits regally on the Thames by Tower Bridge

Opera on Board HMS Belfast

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Where next?  We have been lucky enough to perform in some stunning, unusual and historically important venues around the world, but we believe we made history last week performing opera for the first time during a private dinner in one…
Singers in period costume standing in The Green Hall at Amorbach Abbey

Royal Connections at Amorbach Abbey

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We recently had the pleasure of performing in the stunning Green Hall of Amorbach Abbey in Germany. A more fitting setting for a performance of live opera would be hard to imagine, but this one in particular has a fascinating history with…

Opera Magic

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At London Festival Opera we are passionate about bringing opera to as wide an audience as possible, and especially about the importance of exposing children to music of a high calibre from an early age.  Some years ago, therefore, we created…
A child learning music

The Importance of Being Musical!

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether listening to it, singing or playing an instrument.  It is a universal language which most people can understand and appreciate. Despite this wide interest, however, many schools are having to cut down…

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