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We terminated our fixed contract with Orange and the transfer to SFR, our new supplier, was supposed to be seamless, as we think it always would be in the UK. Not so in France apparently. We have been cut off by Orange but not yet connected by SFR, who seem impossible to contact unless one is physically in France.
Opéra de Baugé will mark the European Opera Days on 14th May with singing demonstrations and an exhibition comprising an educational circuit setting out al the stages of producing an opera, from the notes and words on the page to the finished production. This event will take place at the Centre Culturel René d’Anjou, Baugé.
We are pleased to announce that online booking is now available for our 2017 season. Click on the yellow button at the top of the page to go to it.
We announce the first Opéra de Baugé conducting course which will take place contemporaneously with our 2017 festival. The course will be directed by Konstantinos Diminakes.
More information concerning the course and applications to join it can be found on this page of our site:
We are delighted to anounce that the very talented young Russian singer Aigul Akhmetshina will sing the role of La Cenerentola for us this summer.
Aigul is from Bashkortostan near the Ural mountains, and is one of 5 singers who have just been awarded a place on the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Programme of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, starting this autumn.
Web site of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
Postal bookings for Opéra de Baugé’s 2017 season are now open. The booking form can be downloaded by following this link:
Booking form (sterling prices).
We hope to have the online ticketing system avaklable by the end of January.
The website is now almost fully up to date, with all information posted concerning works, dates and casting. There is some more material to come on our conducting course, and children’s opera, as well on the menus. So watch this space for more news.
We are pleased to announce the availablity of our own Christmas/New Year cards for sale. This is a perfect way to express your support for OdB. All proceeds are ploughed back into the opera. Follow this link for more information and to place an order – http://www.operadebauge.fr/product/new-year-card/
Our auditions this year will take place in London on 29/30th November. More information will be posted on the Opera To Go website.
We plan performances on 27, 28, 29, 30 July and 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 August.
We will perform the following operas – Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), La Cenerentola (Rossini) and La clemenza di Tito (Mozart).
Precise performance dates for each opera have not yet been defined. We will, as always, arrange the programe so that visitors to the region can see all three operas over a weekend.