If Opera presents Tales from Chez Bullier in partnership with Viking

Sunday 15 May 2022
5pm or 7.45pm
The Guildhall
£36 - 65
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1700       Performance 1

1945       Performance 2

Running time approx. 1hr 20 (no interval)

If Opera, born of Iford Arts, and now one of the most progressive and exciting opera ensembles anywhere, comes to the Bath Festival with a very special new show.

Chez Bullier’s, a faded Parisian speakeasy, is home to a cast of characters with tales of love and laughter, tragedy and loss, whose stories sadden and gladden the heart, or even break it. Bullier’s host and compère takes us on a journey through their lives as we meet Ruggero and Magda, Mimi and Rodolfo, Hannah, the widow and a whole tapestry of delicious characters from operatic history.

Featuring music by Puccini, Verdi, Lehar and others. Oliver Gooch conducts a small salon band alongside the 2022 If Opera ensemble who will perform for the first time under the company name, a prelude to the spectacular season at Belcombe Court in August.

A unique and ravishing evening of stories and the most beautiful music imaginable.

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