For one night, and one night only… Durham Opera Ensemble presents ‘Opera of Ages’. Journey through a timeline of famous opera scenes like you have never seen them before. The show will feature selected scenes dating back to the work of Monteverdi through to the contemporary work of Jonathan Dove… and among this, you may recognize a piece or two by famous rock legends! Our event will take place in the grand setting of Castle Great Hall, it promises to be a night of fantastic music alongside bright lights, wacky hair and tight trousers! Rock on!

The Production:

The Ensemble has set themselves a challenge this term by colliding two very contrasting genres. As always the student-led society will present Opera favorites accompanied by student Orchestral players from the Universities leading societies. The ensemble is also known to have student performers of a very high standard. As the show will journey through different operatic eras, the show promises to be full of variety as operatic solos, duets, trios, and choruses will all be performed under a rock aesthetic!


Castle Great Hall, Durham


Sunday 12th November 2017 – 20:30 (SOLD OUT)








The Production Team:

Director: Ava Merrell

Assistant Director: Alabama Jackson

Musical Director: Josh Ridley

Assistant Musical Director: Harry Lai

Repetiteur: Nathan Smith

Producer: Sophie Rudge

Assistant Producer: Izzy Young

Our Cast:


Serena Holbech

Ronan Burke

Keir Mulcahay

Henry Crawshay-Williams

Gus De Tomasso

Rosie Burgering

Rowena Ashby

Angus Shennan

Abigail Ingram

Catherine Bench

Emily Beringer

Victoria Schickhoff

Honor Malford-Macleod

Olivia Kittle

Miranda Harding

Cameron Gergett


Poppy Metherell

Rosie Needham

Olivia Higgins

Becki Smith

Lucy Rockliffe

Aneta Badurova

Francis Bertschinger

Sophie Mills

Adam Brown

Henry Jones

Aimiee Dickinson

Emily Whitewick


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