Hansel and Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck
Date: 23 June - 10 July 2019

The forest is a dark place – as Hansel & Gretel discover when they go to pick strawberries and end up as potential dessert themselves. It might be a fairy tale, but Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera presents the haunting themes of the unsettling Grimm story with a good dollop of icing on the cake – together with enchanting music.

Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin

Porgy & Bess
George Gershwin
Date: 8 June - 7 July 2019

Borrowing the story from a play and novel of the same name, Gershwin turned the tale of Porgy, a disabled man who tries to rescue Bess from the threats of her abusive partner and her drug dealer, into an epic. Will Porgy’s love be enough to conquer Bess’s demons? The odds are stacked against him, but that won’t stop the noble Porgy from trying...

Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Date: 6 June - 9 July 2019

A bitter father-son rivalry ignites in the Spanish court in the grip of the malign Inquisition when Don Carlo finds that his intended bride, Elisabetta, has been promised to his father, King Philip II. What follows is a meltdown of molten intensity.