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An Evening of Classical Music Celebration

2nd Nov 2010

This weekend we were privileged to be involved in the grand opening of a beautifully refurbished stately home in Yorkshire. A two year refurbishment project had transformed this derelict mansion steeped in history into a luxury wedding and corporate entertainment venue. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens and with considerable architectural appeal it was the perfect setting for an evening of classical music celebration.
Earlier this year we had successfully pitched to be the main classical music provider for this exciting new venture. Our opera galas and opera shows will be the entertainment for fundraising events, corporate events and prestigious weddings to be held in the glorious hall.
As part of the grand opening the event organisers had appointed us to provide an evening of classical opera to celebrate the completion of this extraordinary project. We worked closely with the venue to create a performance that would be the highlight of a spectacular night of celebration.
Following weeks of military preparation, 400 guests arrived in elegant evening dress and black tie as the doors opened to a magnificent banquet prepared by a celebrity chef.
Fine wine and sumptuous food was the perfect introduction to a night of classical music entertainment. Our highly acclaimed opera soloists were accompanied by our professional orchestra and choir to perform a delightful programme of opera which included Puccini’s Nessun Dorma from Turandot, Love Duet from Madama Butterfly, O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi, Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida and Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore.
The evening was a spectacular success and we look forward to many more exciting events in the Yorkshire countryside over the coming months.
And now for our weekly interesting opera fact, did you know that when Charles Gounod’s (1818-1893) opera Faust wasn’t selling any tickets, the producer started giving away tickets for free for the first three performances to people out of town and declared the performances were a total sell out! The public started wondering what all the fuss was about and began buying tickets, and within days Faust became a hit!