Court Garden OperaShopping Bag
A Mozart double bill:
Bastien und Bastienne & Der Schauspieldirektor
Finger food in the interval (included in the cost of the ticket)
Sunday 20th May 2018 5:30pm
Saturday 16th June 2018 7:30pm
Sunday 29th July 2018 5:30pm
Two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other, and a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna. These brilliant gems showcase Mozart’s gorgeous music and sense of playfulness. They work very well together bringing two engaging stories that will sit either side of an interval.
Bastien und Bastienne was one of Mozart’s earliest operas, written in 1768. Der Schauspieldirektor was written during a very creative period in Mozart's life, the same year he premiered Le nozze di Figaro, and just 5 years before he died.
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