The Friends' Opera

joseph haydn

‘Il Mondo della Luna’ by Joseph Haydn
Sung in English by New Chamber Opera with The Band of Instruments

5.00pm Pre-performance talk by Prof Michael Burden, Director of New Chamber Opera
6.30pm Performance in the Warden’s Garden (open from 6.00pm)

Written in 1777, the comic opera ‘Il Mondo della Luna’ is a delightful mix of satire, comedy and magic, set to lovely music. The story concerns a rich old fool who is opposed to the marriage of his two daughters and their maid to three impecunious men they love – and their efforts to outwit him.

The opera will be performed in the lovely surroundings of the Warden’s Garden at New College, or in the chapel if wet. There will be a 75-minute interval for picnicking in the cloisters.

Tickets: £44, including a welcoming glass of sparkling wine in the cloister garden; £3 for the pre-performance talk.

To book, please print this booking form and return to:
Friends’ Opera: Freya Jones,
35 Cuddesdon Road, Oxford,
OX33 1JD

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