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The Clonter Opera Gala consists of a variety of well loved opera arias, duets, and ensembles, followed by some musical theatre classics, in a well established operative prelude to Christmas, and is ideal for anyone who has not been to an opera before.

For this year’s Opera Gala, Clonter is delighted to welcome: Bianca Andrew (Mezzo-Soprano), Thomas Humphreys (Baritone), Eduard Mas Bacardit (Tenor), Lorena Paz Nieto (Soprano), with the return of Mirjam Mesak (Soprano). Directed by Lissa Lorenzo, and accompanied by Robin Humphreys on piano.

Robert Race, Head of Wealth Management at WH Ireland in Manchester said: “I have been involved with Clonter for many years now and I am delighted that we are sponsoring the Opera Gala for the third consecutive year. As a group, we firmly believe in the benefits of high quality cultural programmes and particularly those which benefit young people. The contribution of organisations like Clonter to the culture of this country is often overlooked and we and our clients are very much looking forward to another intimate and memorable evening this year.”

Clonter Opera Theatre, which is set in the heart of the countryside, captures the drama and glamour of a night at the theatre but with a twist – combining performances with either a 70 minute supper interval, or a 30 minute interval with a pre-performance supper, all in a converted barn in Cheshire, North West England.

Clonter also has its own highly regarded residential opera studio which is a springboard for up and coming opera stars to gain further experience and work with top music and stage directors. 

Every ticket sold, subscription or donation made, directly supports the future of Clonter through the Clonter Farm Music Trust (CFMT), providing outstanding residential training and performance opportunities for emerging professional singers and an educational outreach programme for 2,000 children, and 150 teachers each year.