Comic opera up next at the Key

Following its hugely successful production of Carmen in Stamford in 2015, Peterborough Opera is working on its forthcoming production of Edward German's 'Merrie England' at the Key Theatre Studio in Peterborough, on Sunday June 26.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 4:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 6:27 pm
Queen Elizabeth (Ami Walsh) frowning with disapproval at her maid Bessie (Laura Hobbs).

Merrie England is an English comic opera written by Edward German with Basil Hood in 1902.

It concerns love and rivalries in the Court of Queen Elizabeth I and contains patriotic songs such as “O Peaceful England” and “Yeomen of England”.

Tickets for this performance are £12 full price, £8 children, £11 groups of 10+ and are available from the box office on 01733 207239

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Peterborough Opera exists to bring annual live performances of opera in English to Peterborough and the surrounding area, but also gives concerts of operatic and other music several times during the year.

Its fully staged production for 2016 will be Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” to be performed in October.

Although based in Peterborough, its singers come from a wide area. and rehearse on Friday evenings for most 
of the year, with extra rehearsals in the run-up to productions.

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