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madama butterfly 2006

‘It is the qualit y of the singers voices, t h e i r i n t e r p r e tat i o n and irreproachable technique which c r e at e D i va O p e r a’s m a g n i f i c e n t r e s u lt s ’ Carmen at Le Touquet

who we are

La cenerentola, La Fenice 2004

Bryan Evans and Anne Marabini Young formed Diva Opera in 1996 to get chamber opera out of the confines of the theatre and bring it to unique and intimate settings at an affordable price. Having worked as musical director in over 2000 chamber opera performances, Bryan Evans brings his unparalleled experience and commitment to make each of our productions as unforgettable as they are boldly imaginative. With outstanding performances from both well-known singers and a host of gifted younger performers – all accompanied by piano – we are a showcase for some of the best in contemporary talent. As an independent company, Diva Opera is able to attract and work with the broadest range of musical and artistic talent, allowing each production to be vibrant and unique. With three new productions annually for individual, charitable and corporate entertainment, we maintain our versatility and commitment to reinvigorating classic works for today’s audiences. Each of our productions and concert programmes is tailored to individual requirements and we will work with clients to provide a memorable experience. We perform regularly in the UK, France, Switzerland and the Channel Islands and as far a field as Sweden, Greece, Slovenia, Russia and Japan.


‘ T h e i m p a c t, v i ta l i t y a n d s ta m i n a of these shows wa s e xc e p t io n a l’ Michael White – Opera Now

La Traviata 2007

how we work

Die Zauberflรถte 2005

Diva Opera works best in intimate settings – all that we need is a large room that can hold 150–200 people around its edge. We will do the rest. Surrounded by the audience, all the drama and passion of great opera is brought spectacularly to life. We require a performance space of only 4 metres by 6 metres (12 feet by 18 feet) – with adjacent space for a grand piano. A room of only 8m by 13m (26ft by 78ft) holds an audience of approximately 150; a room of 12m by 24m (39ft by 78ft) holds an audience of 300. Accompaniment is provided by Bryan Evans, who was awarded an MBE in 1993 for his commitment and contribution to music and opera. Our cast of singers varies between five and fifteen and they have experience in working with many of the best opera houses, including: Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera North, as well as various continental opera houses. Our performances last from one hour to just over two hours with intervals that can be varied from twenty minutes to an hour. We are more than happy to provide shortened productions based on clients’ needs. Our experienced team are also able to advise on suitable local venues and we will of course tailor each performance to both client and environment. Our costumes and sets are designed to the highest standard for each individual production.

D i va op e r a o n to u r

r e p e rt o i r e

la traviata 2007

ROSSINI Il Barbiere di Siviglia La Cenerentola L’Italiana in Algeri

BIZET Carmen

MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana

DONIZETTI Don Pasquale La Fille du Régiment L’elisir d’amore Lucia di Lammermoor

MOZART Così fan tutte Die Entführung aus dem Serail Die Zauberflöte Don Giovanni Le Nozze di Figaro

J. STRAUSS Die Fledermaus Die Fledermaus Party Scene With Special Guest José Carreras

OFFENBACH La Belle Hélène Les Contes d’Hoffmann

SULLIVAN Cox and Box


HUMPERDINCK Hänsel und Gretel


POULENC La Voix Humaine PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi La Bohème Madama Butterfly Tosca

TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin VERDI La Traviata Rigoletto

‘After thirt y seconds, one is already conquered by the magic of the piano’ L’Express, Neuchâtel, April 2006


Il Barbiere di Siviglia 2006


La Fenice Opera House, Venice

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, St. Jean Cap Ferrat

LONDON Banqueting House, Whitehall Boodles Claridges Grosvenor House Hotel Lancaster House Lincoln‘s Inn Middle Temple Spencer House St. John‘s, Smith Square St. Wilfrid‘s Hall, The Brompton Oratory The Courtauld Gallery The Drapers Hall The Glaziers Hall The Mansion House The Merchant Taylor‘s Hall The Imperial War Museum The Max Weinbaum Hall The Plaisterer‘s Hall The Salters Hall The Skinners‘ Hall The Stationers‘ Hall The Wigmore Hall Trinity House Two Temple Place

OUTSIDE LONDON Blackledge Theatre, Godolphin School, Salisbury Castle Ashby House, Northampton Concorde College, Church Stretton Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire Elton Hall, Peterborough Fairfax House, York Gorhambury, St Albans Hampden House, Great Missenden Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire Hintlesham Hall, Norfolk Holkham Hall, Norfolk Longborough Concert Hall Lulworth Castle, Dorset Melbury House, Dorset The Lordship, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire New Hall, Winchester Packington Hall, Coventry The Old Rectory, Tunworth The Radlett Centre Ragley Hall, Warwickshire Stableyard, Oxfordshire Stuckeridge House, Devon Syon Park, Twickenham Trinity College, Cambridge Uppark, Petersfield, Hants Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe

FRANCE Basilique de St. Riquier, Saint Riquier Château de Grand’ Maisons, Yvelines Château du Saillant, Brive Château de Plessis Bourré, Haut Anjou Cloître Saint Dominique, Sisteron Domaine du Rayol, Rayol Espace Culturel du Pin Galant, Merignac Ferme du Manet, Montigny le Bretonneux Haras du Pin, L’Orne La Bergerie Nationale de Rambouillet La Drôme, Saoû La Napoule, Cannes La Rotonde, Beaulieu sur Mer L’Abbaye de L’Epau L’Eglise de Foussasis-Payré L’Université de Rouen, Rouen Le Manège Royale, St. Germain en Laye Les Salorges à Noirmoutier Maison des Arts et Loisirs, Laon Palais des Etats de Bourgogne, Dijon Palais de L’Europe, Le Touquet Palais Synodal, Sens Quai des Reves, Lamballe, Brittany Salle Malesherbes, Maisons Laffite Salle de la Charbonnière, Ancenis Savigny le Temple, Samois sur Seine Serre de la Madone, Menton

Théâtre Alexandre Dumas, Saint Germain en Laye Théâtre d’Auxerre, Auxerre Théâtre de Cornouaille, Quimper Théâtre de l’Hôtel de Ville du Havre, Le Havre Théâtre la Colonne, Miramas Théâtre Municipal, Sémur-en-Axois Théâtre Olivier, Istres Théâtre due Rocher, Pierrelatte Théâtre du Verdure, Ardeche The Kerylos, Beaulieu sur Mer Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, St. Jean Cap Ferrat BELGIUM Château de Beloeil, Beloeil THE CHANNEL ISLANDS Domaine des Vaux, Jersey L‘Horizon Hotel, Jersey The Jersey Potteries, Jersey De Saumerez Manor, Guernsey The Whittaker Hall, Guernsey GERMANY Palais am Zoo, Frankfurt

GREECE Metropolitan Hotel, Athens ITALY La Fenice Opera House, Venice Nugola, Tuscany JAPAN Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo POLAND Klub Polskiej, Rady Biznesu, Warsaw RUSSIA The Ambassador‘s Residence, Moscow SLOVENIA Bogensperk Castle SWEDEN Stallmästeregården, Stockholm SWITZERLAND Hôtel du Peyrou, Neuchâtel Le Théâtre du Passage, Neuchâtel La Résidence, Bern The Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne

Management Patron: Marilyn Horne Management General Director: Anne Marabini Young Music and Artistic Director: Bryan Evans MBE Director of Productions: Wayne Morris Head of Wardrobe and Resident Designer: Nicola Jackson Stage Manager: Matthew Muller Administrative Assistants: Richard Mitham Francesca Previ Artistic Consultants: Peter Coleman-Wright Noel Mann Advisory Board: Cheryl Barker Phyllida Fellowes Peter Gillard Andrew Nickels Wendy Verco Committee of Honour: Honor Blackman Lord Graham Geraldine Whittaker CBE John Whittaker CBE

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