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Regents Opera was established in 2012 building on the success of 25 years of Opera A La Carte. While Opera a La Carte focuses on private and corporate entertainment, Regents Opera concentrates on larger-scale productions in a wide variety of venues.
Working without direct public subsidy we provide affordable performances of outstanding quality. Keeping innovation at the forefront, our productions are not modernised for the sake of it, but stay faithful to the music and the text while producing something of style and substance.
Performances are not confined to the proscenium arch, but engage the audience from a theatrical environment in the round to large-scale promenade installations.
Our productions for 2019 will be Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
Details of our 2019 season will appear by November 2018.
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Productions for 2019
Puccini’s Tosca is as much a thriller as a tragedy. Regents Opera will present the story in a ‘film noir’ style, making the most of the rich mix of politics, religion, torture, blackmail, attempted rape, murder, execution and suicide. Who could want more for an evening’s entertainment?
Set in the early 20C Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is the heart wrenching and exotic tale where Pinkerton, an American naval officer, arranges through a marriage broker to take a bride(Butterfly) while stationed in Japan.
The themes of honour, duty and shame are brought together in a rich score which combines Eastern and Western melodies to portray the jarring collision of the two cultures. Will it be life with dishonour or death with dignity.