It’s all systems Mo-zart for opera festival


Dorset Opera have announced that they will be going ahead with their 2021 Festival with performances in the Coade Hall at Bryanston from July 19-24 inclusive.

The festival, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, will take a slightly different form in being devoted to one composer as a ‘MozartFest’.
They will be performing two of the three da Ponte operas, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan Tutte, along with a semi- staged performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea in the Mozart orchestration.

Priority booking will open this month, and general booking will start in May. For details see
But there will be no summer school this year.

They say: “Providing an introduction to professional opera for singers and technical theatre students has been at the heart of our existence since 1974. However, it is felt that adding a further 70 people from around the UK and across the world to the 80- odd soloists, orchestral musicians, production and technical teams already living in close proximity on campus when the country is just emerging from lockdown, would not be the safest idea.”

They look forward to welcoming their regular participants and supporters during the 2022 festival.

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