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What is a castrato? Which composer died of a conducting accident? Why are basses taller than tenors? Why was Carmen a flop?

You can discover the answers to these questions and find out much, much more about the history of opera at the Torch Theatre in a humourous and informative whistle stop tour with Brendan Wheatley and his guests and loads and loads of music! The performance can be seen on Tuesday, 16 May at 7.30pm.

This theatrical performance is perfect for newcomers to opera and regulars alike. The light hearted and informative evening will be combined with wonderful singing accompanied by piano and with guest soprano. The evening is interspersed with interesting facts and anecdotes to demonstrate the ever changing styles in the wonderful art form of opera: including arias and duets by Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Mussorgsky and many many more.

Brendan and Bridgett have devoted a lifetime to opera, as singers, directors and in running their own successful touring companies, Opera Box and Swansea City Opera. Often tongue in cheek, they look forward to sharing their love of opera with you with music from Monteverdi to Hoddinott!

Ticket prices are £10.00 To book online visit: www.torchtheatre.co.uk or call our Box Office on (01646) 695267.

Customers can now print their own tickets at home, so there will be no need to queue at the Box Office.

You can see The History of Opera at the Torch Theatre on Tuesday, 16 May at 7.30pm.

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