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Our Journey - Opera

Armonico Consort’s approach to opera is both innovative and diverse. It has performed large operas such as The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro.

Recently Armonico Consort Opera has made a name for itself in developing new and exciting operas from old music. Opera for Armonico Consort includes puppetry, circus, film, acrobatics and comedy. See below for our latest projects:

Too Hot to Handel
Too Hot to Handel

Armonico Consort's critically acclaimed pastiche opera. The most beautiful Handel arias, duets and choruses woven into a riotously funny and touching story.

Monteverdi's Flying Circus
Monteverdi's Flying Circus

“Monteverdi's Flying Circus should win new friends for a composer who can sometimes seem a tad unapproachable."

 

 - The Independent

The Barber of Seville
The Barber of Seville


"...arguably, the most popular operatic comedy of all time."

 

- Chris Ball. 2009

Dido and Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas

 

"...it's arguably the greatest opera ever written in Britain, and it's perfect for Armonico's approach."

 

 - Richard Bratby, Metro

Marriage of Figaro
Marriage of Figaro

This fast-paced tale of love, lies, intrigue and skulduggery is performed with gusto in a production that is in turn deliciously funny and bittersweet. The course of true love never did run smooth!

Purcell's King Arthur
Purcell's King Arthur

 

"...nymphs, shepherdesses and heroes of the original are translated into soldiers and nurses."

 

 - Chris Ramsden, BBC Stoke and Staffordshire

 

The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute

Mozart’s fantastical fairytale, in a rumptious, bumptious, rollicking, frolicking production of mystery and wonder.

The Fairy Queen
The Fairy Queen

...loosely tells the story of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” - as you have never heard or seen it before.

Baroque Around the Block
Baroque Around the Block

Have you ever wondered what history’s greatest composers did in their spare time? Baroque Around the Block is opera’s answer to Horrible Histories.

Too Hot To Handel
Too Hot To Handel

Armonico Consort's critically acclaimed pastiche opera. The most beautiful Handel arias, duets and choruses woven into a riotously funny and touching story.