24 June 2022



Ford & Etal Estates is hosting two open-air opera performances this summer in the spectacular setting of Ford Castle courtyard. Tonight Opera Brava, Britain’s leading outdoor touring opera company, will present Carmen.

Bizet’s Carmen, a tale of passion between a young soldier and a gypsy girl, can lay claim to the title of Most Popular Opera. The music, full of extravagant melody and rich in operatic hits such as the Habanera and The Toreador’s  Song, has captivated audiences across the decades.
Opera Brava’s powerful production is set in 1930’s Spain and is sung in English by a sensational Carmen, Australian mezzo soprano Vivien Conacher, and an international cast.  This promises to be a compelling and unforgettable night.

Bring rugs, and your own chairs for comfort. we will have porters to help you carry your things. When you order your ticket you can also purchase a delicious picnic box to collect on arrival, but if you prefer you can bring your own. There is no bar so you will need to bring your own drinks for the evening. Gates open at 5.30pm so you can relax and enjoy this incredible setting and feel the atmosphere build in the run up to this very special open-air performance which begins at 7:30pm.

General admission: £35 plus booking fee
Child (15 and under): £15 plus booking fee

Tickets can be purchased online at: eventbrite

We suggest that you check the weather forecast on the day so that you can dress appropriately, please remember to bring torches as it will be dark when you leave and the car park will be unlit.

Car parking will be available in a nearby field, it is a short walk from here to the castle. There will be disabled parking spaces on a hard surface.

No dogs.

This Opera Brava event is sponsored by Ford & Etal Estates and PGL Travel.



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