Opéra de Baugé



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Country and Region FrancePays de la Loire
Type of Festival Opera
Location of Festival Baugé, Pays de la Loire, France
Festival Contact Information

Opéra de Baugé
Les Capucins
49150 Baugé, France

Festival Description

The Baugé Opera festival sets itself apart from its many likenesses in other French towns through its location — a Loire valley country house. The Loire is chateau country offering a variety of wonderful things to see and do in addition to the opera festival. The festival program features a one and a half hour interval for picnicking in the gardens of the chateau or for dining in the restaurant. The season features full-length performances of classical operas. The ‘Opera champetre’ performance takes place in a proper theatre and is therefore, not affected by the weather.

Festival Dates July 20 - August 5, 2012
Festival Links

http://www.operadebauge.org/

Festival Events:

Programming 2012:
  • Tosca, Puccini
    July 27 (7:00pm), 30 (6:00pm) and August 1 (6:00pm) and 4 (6:00pm), 2012
    Music Director Philip Hesketh
    Artistic Director Bernadette Grimmett
    • Cast — Floria Tosca, Justine Viani
      Cavaradossi, Shaun Dixon
      Scarpia, Simon Thorpe
      Spoletta, Alexander Pidgen
      Sciarrone, Woo Chul Eun
      Angelotti, Christopher Adams
      Sacristan, Antoine Salmon
      Jailor, Steven East
      Orchestre de l’Opéra de Baugé leader Edmund Reid
      The Opéra de Baugé Chorus chorus master Elspeth Wilkes
  • Le Barbier de Seville, Rossini
    July 22 (6:00pm), 25 (7:00pm), 28 (6:00pm), and August 3 (6:00pm), 2012
    Music Director John K Andrews
    Artistic Director Bernadette Grimmett
    • Cast — Figaro, James McOran Campbell
      Almaviva, Thomas Raskin
      Rosina, Gillian McIllwraith
      Dr Bartholo, Stephen Kennedy
      Don Basilio, Peter Brook
      Fiorello, Woo Chul Eun
      Bertha, Rebecca Dale
      Ambrogio, Stephen East
      Orchestre de l’Opéra de Baugé leader Edmund Reid
      The Opéra de Baugé Chorus chorus master Elspeth Wilkes
  • Roméo et Juliette, Gounod
    July 29 (6:00pm), 31 (6:00pm) and August 2 (6:00pm), 5 (6:00pm), 2012
    Music Director Philip Hesketh
    Artistic Director Bernadette Grimmett
    Orchestre de l’Opéra de Baugé leader Edmund Reid
    The Opéra de Baugé Chorus chorus master Elspeth Wilkes
    The Opéra de Baugé Dance company Director Daniel Connor
    • Cast — Roméo Ji Min Park
      Juliette, Kim Sheehan
      Tybalt, Louis Zaiton
      Mercutio, Nicolas Bercet
      Frère Laurent, Woo Chul Eun
      Gertrude, Merle Silmato
      Capulet, Jocelyn Riche
      Duc ,Peter Brooke
      Stephano, Aurore Lacabe
      Paris, Timour Sadoullaiev
      Benvolio, Alexander Pidgen
      Gregorio, Steven East
      Frère, Jean Christopher Adams
  • Master Class The Four Tenors
    July 26, 2012
    • Ji Min Park works on Che Gelida Manina, Una Furtiva Lagrima and Lève-Toi Soleil with three OdB tenors
  • Capitaine Noé et son Zoo Flottant (Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo), Horovitz
    July 20 (7:00pm) and 21 (4:00pm), 2012
    • Staged Cantata for and by children
      Musical director Elspeth Wilkes
  • Concert
    July 24, 2012
    • Includes Mozart quartets and Vivaldi concerto for 2 trumpets

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Photo credits:
  • Chateau de Angers
  • Chateau de Bazouges
  • Chateau de Brissac
  • Don Giovanni
  • Ben Johnson as Grimoaldo in Rodelinda
  • Cathedral de Fontevraud
  • Gisants de Fontevraud, Aliénor d'Aquitaine et Henri II Plantagenêt Duc d'Anjou et Roi d'Angleterre
  • Picnickers
  • Richard Scott as Orfeo
  • Chorus Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
  • Duel scene Eugene Onegin
  • Ji Min Park as Don Jose
  • Langlois Vineyard
  • Chateau du Lude
  • Chateau de Saumur
  • Theodora
  • Chateau d'Usses
  • Villandry chateau and gardens
  • Don Pasquale
  • Empty picnic chairs
  • Chateau de Villandry
  • Riccardo Primo
  • Idomeneo
Tickets:
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  • By post at
    • Opera de Bauge
      Les Capucins
      49150 Bauge France
  • By phone
      • 33 9 62 31 79 26 (please leave a message and your call will be returned)

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