No, we have not sunk without trace! We are busy preparing some exiciting new projects, which we hope to be able to announce more fully very soon.
A national tour of The Daughter of the Regiment - awaiting funding decisions.
A London showing for our 4star reviewed wonderful Orpheus in the Underworld. Watch this space for further information....
A new production of a crazy Offenbach double bill: Croquefer and Tulipatan. This opens at Stowe in July and then will tour small and mid scale venues in the autumn.
In the meantime you might like to read Rupert Christiansen's recent words in The Daily Telegraph: "Heavy-handed direction and terrible nudge-nudge wink-wink translations have over the past decade scuppered Johann Straussís Viennese whirl Die Fledermaus at ENO, and Leharís Parisian ťclair The Merry Widow at WNO, both of which sank like lead for want of zest and wit.
Yet tiny, under-funded groups such as Opera della Luna have been making admirable efforts to keep the old repertory alive.
All it needs now is some official investment and encouragement. Arts Council England has historically been snooty about supporting operetta - possibly on the ideological grounds that it largely appeals to middleclass audiences - but a little more help to adventurous companies such as Opera della Luna would encourage more imaginative exploration of this delightful repertory and add a sprinkle of glitter to the gaiety of the nation."
Opera della Luna, 7 Cotmore House, Fringford, Bicester, OX27 8RQ
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