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