A Night at the Opera

City of Bristol Choir and Bristol Symphony Orchestra, in association with Longborough Opera
In support of St Peter’s Hospice Room to Care Appeal

City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Symphony Orchestra

Rebecca Evans soprano
Hanna-Liisa Kirchin mezzo soprano
William Wallace tenor
Edward Jowle baritone

Peter Wilde narrator
Aimée Cottam guest leader
William Goodchild conductor

Part I: A Story, Love and Celebration
Bizet Carmen, Act 1: Prelude
Verdi La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
Wagner Der fliegende Hollander: Spinning Chorus
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz with Chorus, “Vot tak syurpriz!”
Donizetti Don Pasquale, Act 3: “Tornami a dir che m’ami”
Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, Act 2: “Voi, che sapete che cosa è amor”
Verdi La Traviata: “Libiamo ne’lieti calici”
Borodin Prince Igor, No.12 Polovtsian Dances and Chorus: “Uletaj na kryl’jach vetra”

Part II: Intrigue, Doom and Redemption
Verdi Rigoletto: Quartetto. “Un di, se ben rammentomi” leading to, “Bella figlia dell’amore” (Duca, Maddalena, Gilda, Rigoletto)
Donizetti L’elisir d’amore: “Una furtiva lagrima”
Beethoven Fidelio, Op. 72, Act 1: “O welche Lust” (Chorus of Prisoners)
Verdi Nabucco, Introduzione: “Va Pensiero, Sull’ali Dorate”
Bizet Carmen, Act 2: No. 11 Chanson: “Les tringles des sistres tintaient avec un éclat métallique”
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo sinfonico
Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Act 3, Scene II: “When I am laid in earth”
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
Bizet Carmen, Act 4: No. 25 Choeur et scène, ” Les voici! Voici la quadrille!”

Experience a rare and exciting performance full of mystery, passion and drama.

From Beethoven to Bizet, from Verdi to Wagner, you will hear some of the greatest overtures, arias and choruses ever composed, and experience the operatic story like never before.


Adults: advance tickets £20, tickets sold on the door £22.50
Under 16s £10 

How to book

Tickets are available to buy online at www.bristolsymphonyorchestra.com. No transaction fees. All seats are unreserved.