July 17 | Domaine des Vaux, St Lawrence, Jersey, CI | Opera Gala
We are delighted to be welcoming back both Diva Opera and Adria Godfrey this year following a terrific season last July. Diva Opera will be performing Puccini’s ever popular Madama Butterfly, and Rossini’s delightful comedy The Italian Girl in Algiers. For the Opera Gala Diva will bring us an entertaining mix of pieces from Beethoven to Bernstein.
Adria Godfrey and her band promise an evening of Jazz both modern and classical with a good sprinkling of Latin American and other rhythms. Dancers will once again bring another element adding to the talent on show in this glamorous jazz concert.
The Opera Festival continues to support the vital work of Jersey Zoo, supporting the Chough breeding programme in Jersey this year. The Lady Taverners are our second charity again and we hope to help them purchase two sports wheelchairs with proceeds from the Opera Gala.
Diva’s inimitable mix of superb singing and acting, beautiful costumes and sets and outstanding performances from Bryan Evans on the piano bring the operas to life in a highly enjoyable and memorable way. Performances take place in a marquee in the round, giving everyone the thrill of opera up close. Audiences old and new cannot fail to be enchanted and moved by this approach to opera.
Champagne and smoked salmon sandwiches are served in the interval. Doors open at 6.30pm for seats to be reserved in the marquee (6.00pm for the Gala) and guests are welcome to bring drinks and picnics to the car park before the performances begin.
Dress code: Black Tie | There will be a raffle each evening