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There's something in the aria!

(Photo: operafestival.dk )

July 25, 2014

by Pete Streader

Promising 17 operatic happenings ranging from full-scale operas to vocal snippets on a boat-tour, the highlights of the eight-day festival include full length performances of Romeo and Juliet, Manon, The Marriage of Figaro and Ottone in Villa.

Massenet’s Manon has French soprano Patricia Petitbon in the title role and will be one of the festival highlights. A close-shaven version of the Barber of Seville will also be doing the rounds of the suburbs on the back of a truck over five days.

If you hanker after the days where school started with a rousing tune, you can burst into song yourself every day at 9am at Torvehallerne at the festival’s morning assemblies. 

If a sing-song on a boat sounds like a good idea – try the ‘Operetta on a Boat’ canal tour leaving from Gammel Strand twice a day where the charming Ingeborg Børch will be belting out classics that take us from from France to Denmark, via America. 

At the other end end of the cultural spectrum, DJ Noize makes sure Friday night ends with a bang by looping and mixing opera into the beat accompanied by mezzo soprano Andrea Pellegrini. 

Another promising collaboration is the staging of Gounod’s opera Faust together with the 1926 silent film of the same name.

Saturday will see the superb international baritone Bo Skovhus serve up arias as a warm-up to the the grande finale concert at Torvehallerne on the final Sunday, which will be transmitted live on DRK.

Various locations; July 27-Aug 3; ticket prices vary; operafestival.dk 

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