summer opera 2022

Domenico Cimarosa, Le astuzie femminili (Feminine Shrewdness) 1794

29 June (Preview), 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 July 2022.

Feminine Shrewdness (performed in English) is the perfect opera for summer; a lighted-hearted look at the difficulties created for the orphan Bellina and her ward Don Romualdo by Bellina’s father’s impossible will; this provides her with a large dowery, but only if she should marry the crude and cowardly Don Gianpaolo Lasagna. All the action flows from attempts to rescue Bellina from her cruel fate and includes two characters who disguise themselves as Hussars, while wildly speaking broken German.

As always, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Summer Opera. However, please note that due to the changing COVID19 situation, the organisation and management of the event and venues are subject to change.

6.00pm drinks
6.30pm Act I
7.45pm Picnic Interval
9.00pm; Acts II and III
10.30pm Curtain down

Tickets will be on sale in the New Year

Performances will be dedicated as follows:

29 June (Preview) New Chamber Opera

2 July New College Development Office

3 July Oxford Friends of Welsh National Opera

5 July New Chamber Opera

6 July Friends of the Oxford Botanic Gardens

8 July New College Development Office

Conductor – Steven Devine
Director – Michael Burden

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