Tales Of Love 2
From the first Tales of Love at Reveal Festival in Bolton came Tales of Love 2 which was performed in Hoghton Tower’s wonderful barn setting, during the summer of 2017.
Designed as the perfect introduction to opera, Tales of Love presents bite-sized opera as you have never seen it before. Made up of six standalone scenes, with content taken from many operas including La Boheme, The Marriage of Figaro and La Traviata, the idea for this project was to quickly capture the interest of it’s viewers. In a society where the pace is increasingly fast moving these bite-sized segments offer maximum impact in short, dramatic bursts. Always keen to appeal to those fresh to opera, the scenes are performed in both English and original language and aim to take you on a journey of love, marriage, heartache, death and celebration. This is soap opera at it’s most dramatic, designed to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment for all the family.
Outreach Opera enjoyed introducing a community chorus to The Drinking Song from Verdi’s La Traviata. Over three weeks, members of Outreach Opera had the pleasure of working alongside keen local singers, who enjoyed getting to grips with all aspects of performance, from the tongue twisting Italian words to the lively tempo of the piece.
This community chorus then performed alongside the Tales of Love cast for the show’s finale at Hoghton Tower, July 2017.