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An Introduction to Opera

Durham Opera Ensemble presents 'An Introduction to Opera',

a brief programme of opera through the ages.

From Monteverdi to Sullivan, Purcell to Tchaikovsky.

Content is released via our social media every week,

starting October 17, 2020.


'The Champagne Song' from Die Fledermaus Act 2 Finale

Members of the DOE Exec


'Hm hm hm' Quintet from The Magic Flute Act 1 Scene I

Tamino - Matt Jackson

Papageno - Ed Wenborn

The Three Ladies - Lauren Bagge, Beth Yates, Freya Firth-Robson


'Pur ti miro' Duet from L'incoronazione di Poppaea Act 3 Finale

Poppaea - Lily McNeil

Nerone - Mathilde Brun

'The Humming Chorus' from Puccini's Madame Butterfly

Members of the DOE Chorus


'The Sailors' Chorus' from Dido and Aeneas Act 3 Scene I

Soprano - Becky Eckley-Smith, Rebecca Troy, Steph Ormond

Mezzo-Soprano - Olivia Jones, Emma Jones

Tenor - Matt Jackson, Jacob Bie

Bass - Alex Dingley, Gabriel Ferrante


Act 1 Finale from HMS Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor

Josephine - Emma Burke

Cousin Hebe - Isabella Reed

Ralph Rackstraw - To be confirmed

Boatswain - Ben Lycett

Dick Deadeye - Gabriel Ferrante

Members of the DOE Chorus


DOE Chorus

Soprano - Amy Davis, Emily Tarbuck, Becky Eckley-Smith, Beth Yates, Emma Jones, Emma Burke, Lily McNeill, Mathilde Brun, Rebecca Troy, Steph Ormond, Lauren Bagge

Mezzo-Soprano - Isabella Reed, Olivia Jones, Maisie Tipping, Freya Firth-Robson

Tenor - Matt Jackson, Jacob Bie

Bass - Ed Wenborn, Ben Lycett, Alex Dingley, Gabriel Ferrante

* Programme is subject to change due to the uncertainty of the performers' health and safety during the pandemic. 

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