Bath Opera’s touring company returns with a new production of Puccini’s best loved opera, La Boheme. Packed with wonderful arias (‘Your Tiny Hand is Frozen’, ‘They call me Mimi’) and intense emotion, it takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of love and tragedy.
On Christmas Eve around 1830, Rodolfo stays in his Paris attic to finish a poem while his three artist friends go to a bar. Mimi a neighbour knocks at his door, asking him to light her candle, and one of opera’s most famous love affairs is born. But Mimi is sick and tragedy follows.
Musical direction by Peter Blackwood, stage direction by Tom Magnone.
The ever-popular Arts Festival Market returns on Saturday 23rd June, in the Hollies Garden. More than twenty stalls will display art and craft for sale, some offering hands-on activities. Stalls include handmade chocolates, prints and cards of Marvel and Star Wars characters, jewellery, wicker craft, soaps and candles, ceramics, paintings, wood work, and decorative gifts.
There will be lots of free creative activities for all ages, and several organisations will be promoting themselves, including Radstock Museum and Bath Museum services. There will be displays and art work which you can add your creativity to during the day.
Four street artists will be creating original art during the day, and there will be a variety of performances, including Planet Puppets, who were very popular last year.
The performers’ marquee will feature talented acts from Midsomer Norton and further afield. These include Merriman Theatre, Susan Hill Dance, Norton Hill School Drama, and a variety of solo singers and groups.
There will be exhibitions of Artwork in shops and business windows, made by local school students and members of the community, which continues throughout the week, and lots of other public art on display. Refreshments will also be available.
The Singers & Songwriters Showcase will present a varied mix of singers and musicians from the South West area, most performing their own compositions.
Among the acts appearing are local groups Peas in a Pub and Wellow Brook, duo Annie and Roger Davenport, and solo performers including Ben Wilshire. The show will feature rising talent Sharon Lazybird, promoting her debut album, and conclude with a headline performance from respected local singer Helena.
Head to our Events Diary for our full event listings.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the above schedule could change. In the very rare event that changes are necessary, they will be announced on this page and in the local press