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Sat, 20 Apr



From darkness into light, the many shades of Puccini

The weekend celebrates the centenary year of Giacomo Puccini’s death. Seven young opera singers will explore the dramatic roles created by Puccini, his influences and his followers. Sir John Tomlinson directs and performs, Susanna Stranders accompanies from the piano.

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From darkness into light, the many shades of Puccini
From darkness into light, the many shades of Puccini

Time & Location

20 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 21 Apr 2024, 20:00

Oborne, St Cuthbert's Church, Oborne, Sherborne, DT9 4LA, UK


About the event

Our guest performer is one of the UK’s finest ever exponents of the bass voice, Sir John Tomlinson. Sir John is rightly famous for his interpretation of the great roles of Wagnerian opera, as well as a great breadth of characters across fifty years of music-making, both in performance and recordings.


  • Il Tabarro

    Puccini's Il Tabarro. Against the grinding poverty of the French canals, Il Tabarro tells of Giorgetta’s tragic dream of escaping her claustrophobic marriage. Saturday 20th April, 6pm. Directed by Sir John Tomlinson.

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  • Open Rehearsal

    Share Sir John’s and Susanna’s insights as they rehearse our seven young opera stars through some of Puccini’s favourite arias. Sunday 21st April, 2 pm. £20

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  • Puccini Recital

    Shining a light on songs and arias inspired by Puccini. Our young stars are invited by Sir John to join him in their favourite music by Puccini and his associates. Sunday 21st, 6pm. £40

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