We are thrilled to be able to perform Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and Montagues) in the beautiful tithe barn at historic Hellens Manor in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, after great success here in 2015. The atmosphere in this space will add an extra layer to this performance, which will be performed in the round.
Join us here on Saturday 26th March, 7.30pm
Cash bar available from 7pm and during the interval.
This performance has now SOLD OUT!
This beautiful historic house in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, is a living monument to much of England’s history. It remains a home and not a museum although it contains a wealth of period furnishings, paintings and decorations. The family trust which runs Hellens, and her sister property Southside House, serves both the community and the general public, particularly in the field of education. The trust works to provide historical, musical, environmental, and literary projects and activities, for schools and students of all ages, through the two properties. The Opera will be staged in the sixteenth century Great Barn at Hellens Manor. The oldest part dates from Tudor times in the 16th century when Sir Richard Walwyn was Lord of the Manor. Sir Richard was Knighted by Queen Mary and pardoned by Queen Elizabeth! The Barn has been sensitively restored to reveal a fine ‘Great Hall’ fit for banqueting, theatre, recitals and all manner of events. The large windows overlook a peaceful old cider orchard.