Opera | Thursday 4th July | 7 for 7.30pm | The Park: Top Stage Marquee |
Opera in The Park: Donazetti’s Elixir of Love
The second full opera production in Keynsham presents what is often described as one of the most popular of frequently perfromed operas – and it comes with a summer theme.
Performed again for us, this year, by Bristol’s Opera In A Box.
Written in haste in a six-week period, L’elisir d’amore was the most often performed opera in Italy between 1838 and 1848, and has remained continually in the international opera repertory. Today it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti’s operas: it appears as number 13 on the list of the most-performed operas worldwide in the five seasons between 2008 and 2013.
The naive Nemorino believes that a love potion will win him Adina’s heart. Blossoming from a shy Italian immigrant to a plucky entrepreneur, he captures both his sweetheart and his fortune over the course of this delightful opera. https://youtu.be/x4GFvQBR5q0
This production is performed in English.
Opera in a Box is a touring opera company in the South West of the UK aimed at bringing the opera genre to as wide an audience as possible. Take all of your preconceptions about opera and throw them out of the window as Opera in a Box takes opera in fresh and exciting artistic directions.
Tickets: Standard £15 Students £11 (plus booking fees) Online from keynshamtickets
It’s that out-on-the-town Friday night again: Big Band jazz, Swing Jive with a retro feel. Strictly for fun, this is the time to Dress up and promenade around The Park.
50s?, 40s,? 30s? – maybe, but it doesn’t matter because the big band rhythms will just carry you away. The Thornbury Big Band have wowed the Keynsham Festival Fridays for two years now and each time promises more. Vocalist Charlie Atterton can stir up the emotions like few others.
Tickets £10 (plus booking fee) online at keynshamtickets
Pointa Choir – a friendly, supportive, FUN group who enjoy both singing together and socialising.
Pointa is an branch of Bristol’s illustrious People of Note Choir lead by Nikomo Clarke, a talented natural voice teacher and musician.
Pointa sing at a wide range of charity events in the West Country and overseas!
Break Out Voices – A highly entertaining amateur Bristol choir that combines A Cappella vocals with beat box noises, percussion, movement and theatrical performance elements.
Classical | Saturday 6th July | 7 for 7.30pm | The Park: Top Stage Marquee |
The annual Festival Keynsham Orchestra extravaganza – Top Stage Marquee 7pm for 7.30pm. Experience the sound of a full orchestra in full swing.
Picnic in the Park with Pimms and all the trimmings!
This year’s concert programme will be anounced shortly, but we all know what it will end with: flags will be available, and never was Land of Hope and Glory likely to be more poignant!
Tickets are required for reservation of seat in the Marquee: these are free and must be collected in advance.
While The Town Council Office is closed they are available from the Library on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 and 12 am, and at the same time on Market days
Please support Keynsham Music Festival by donating generously to the collection at this concert