The groups meet at my house in Poynton in the afternoon of either the second or fourth Tuesday of each month.
At each meeting we watch a complete opera, so sessions usually last for two to three hours, plus a break for tea/coffee.
The programme is varied to provide a balance of tragedy/comedy, with world class performances dating from the 1970’s to the present day.
Operas viewed have been mainly Italian, with works by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Bellini.
We have also seen ‘The Enchanted Island’ – a very funny pastiche of Baroque music and two Shakespeare plays, sung in English. A recent viewing was of the Royal Opera in Gounoud’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, sung in French. (All with subtitles).
Places are strictly limited, but one or two more members could be accommodated.