Semele – Garsington Opera – screening on the beach

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Semele – Garsington Opera – screening on the beach

Semele Garsington Opera 2017 Heidi Stober (Semele) with chorus credit Johan Persson

Join us for an evening screening of Garsington Opera’s brand new production of Handel’s famous opera, Semele, an extraordinary love story with a twist, first performed on 1st June 2017, presented by Looping the Loop and Opera for All.

The Guardian’s Tim Ashey describes this new production as “Handel’s celestial opera remade as a Technicolor romcom.” Read his review.

The Evening Standard’s Barry Millington says it is “cracking” and encourages Londoners to travel to see it — read review.

There will be related family friendly activities and excerpts all day – something for all ages to get involved with, from little ones to grown ups – and the professionals from Garsington on hand to explain and involve everyone.

For full details go to Big Opera Takeover.


Annilese Miskimmon (Director) & Jonathan Cohen (Conductor) give an introduction to their new production of Semele.

Interview with Heidi Stober, who sings the title role in Semele, and discusses the role and what makes this production so special for her.

Rob Murray (tenor) talks about his role debut at Jupiter in Semele in the 2017 Season at Garsington Opera.

Last year a group of local people became our Community Chorus and appeared in pop up operatic performances around the town, flash mob style! If you would like to join in and have the chance to sing with professional opera singers, and learn from Garsington’s musical director get in touch to find out about advance workshop opportunities: email

Visit the Looping  the Loop website gallery to see some videos and images from last year’s Opera for All event at Ramsgate Festival “The Big Opera Takeover”, which centred on a screening of Garsington’s production of Eugene Onegin.

Find out more about Opera for All. #opera4all #Semele

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July 22 2017


Date: 22nd July 2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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