Saturday April 23rd 2022
Chudleigh Parish Church at 7.30pm
A return for Red Earth Opera - A Spring concert, only two years late!
Soloists Grace Lovelass and Alex Poulton
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Red Earth Opera
Soloists: Grace Loveless (Mezzo-soprano)
Alex Poulton (Baritone)
Red Earth Opera are looking for chorus to join us for our concert on 23rd April at Chudleigh Church. No experience is required as we shall rehearse the concert items over a number of weeks on Sunday afternoons at Chudleigh Town Hall beginning on February 20th.
We perform with an orchestra, and with professional soloists – some of you will remember Alex as Dr Dulcamara in our last opera (The Love Potion), and Grace as Tisbe in Cinderalla, the year before. The programme includes items we had hoped to perform in April 2020, as well as items in tribute to Chris Edworthy.
There is a £25 participation fee for this concert, to include all music. If you are not already a member of South Devon Singers, you will also need to pay a membership fee of £7.
If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch:
Redearthopera@gmail.com or 07949 490120.
Proposed Programme – Chorus items in Green
Verdi Overture to the Force of Destiny
Tchaikowsky Eugene Onegin - Opening Chorus
Tchaikowsky Eugene Onegin - Onegin’s Aria – Were I the sort (Alex)
Tchaikowsky Eugene Onegin - Girl’s chorus
Mozart Cosi fan Tutti - E amore un Ladrocello (Grace)
Mozart Cosi fan Tutti - Il core vi dono – Cosi (Grace and Alex)
Puccini Edgar - Questo Amor - (Alex) and chorus
Puccini Edgar - Chorus – Requiem Aeternam
Verdi La Traviata (Act 3 Prelude)
Trad Chorus – Russian Kontakion for the Dead
Schubert Der Lindenbaum (Alex)
Saint Saens Samson – Softly awakes my heart
Rossini The Barber of Seville - Dunque Io Son (Grace and Alex)
Bizet Carmen - Act 3 Entracte
Bizet Carmen - Habanera (Chorus and Grace)
Bizet Carmen - Toreador Song Chorus and Alex (with Grace)
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RED EARTH OPERA COMPANY
Red Earth Opera was formed in 2013, to perform at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival in March 2014.
The idea came from a meeting of performers looking for opportunities to sing and play opera in Devon and to involve local musicians.
We started from a base of nothing - no funds, just enthusiasm and determination. The performance of Dido and Aeneas was a great success and we were immediately invited back for 2015. We gave two performances of Mozart's Idomeneo in March 2015, and we continue to develop. Our third opera was Gluck's Iphigenia in Tauris at the 2016 Teignmouth Classical Music Festival in Teignmouth and in Chudleigh. We also gave a very successful supper concert at St Michaels Church, Teignmouth on 17th October 2015. Since then, we have presented two more concerts - this time with orchestral accompaniment, a "come and perform" weekend of Cavalleria Rusticana, and two more opera performances - Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, and Rossini's Cinderella (both in English translations by Amanda Holden).
Our singers and players are drawn from Devon, Somerset and Cornwall (and beyond) and range in age from under 18 up to past retirement. We also offer places in the orchestra and chorus to talented young musicians from Torbay - supported by a donation from the Torbay Music Hub.
Our aim is to present affordable opera which is complementary to that offered by the large touring companies or the corporate opera pops, and which is approachable and enjoyable for those who are not already keen on opera. We also want to give performers opportunities at all levels. It is our policy to present our full length operas in English.
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Adina - Helen Bailey
Nemorino - Dominic Morgan
Belcore - Will O'Brien
Dulcamara - Alex Poulton
Gianetta - Valerie Wong