Diary of Events 2021-22

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December 2021

10 December | Patrons’ Christmas Party
By kind of invitation of Sir William and Lady Hanham, at Deans Court, Wimborne. Patrons only.

January 2022

13 January | Bluffers’ Lunch No.50A
Adrian Thorpe will present a 75 minute lecture on Humour in Opera, illustrated with audio-visual clips before we head over into the house for a delicious 2-course lunch with a glass of wine. Followed by a Q&A session over coffee. Tickets will be available through our box office soon. Priority booking Patrons and Friends. Double vaccinated & boosted visitors only please.

25 January | President’s Circle Priority Booking opens
Priority booking for the 2022 Dorset Opera Festival opens for those Patrons belonging to the President’s Circle only. You will receive full booking information by post along with the contact details of your personal booking manager who will ensure that all your ticketing, pavilion and food requirements are met.

27 January | Bluffers’ Lunch No.50B
Adrian Thorpe repeats his 75 minute lecture on Humour in Opera, illustrated with audio-visual clips before we head over into the house for a delicious 2-course lunch with a glass of wine. Followed by a Q&A session over coffee. Tickets will be available through our box office soon. Priority booking Patrons and Friends. Double vaccinated & boosted visitors only please.

February 2022

01 February | Chairman’s Circle Priority Booking opens
Priority booking for the 2022 Dorset Opera Festival opens for Patrons belonging to the Chairman’s Circle. You will receive full booking details by post (or by email if you have so chosen).

08 February | Director’s Circle Priority Booking opens
Priority booking opens for the 2022 Dorset Opera Festival for Patrons belonging to the Director’s Circle. You will receive full booking details by post (or email if you have so chosen).

15 February | Conductor’s Circle Priority Booking opens
Priority booking opens for the 2022 Dorset Opera Festival for Patrons belonging to the Conductor’s Circle. You will receive full booking details by post (or email if you have so chosen).

22 February | Overture Circle Priority Booking opens
Priority booking opens for the 2022 Dorset Opera Festival for Patrons belonging to the Overture Circle. You will receive full booking details by post (or email if you have so chosen).

March 2022

01 March | Friends of Dorset Opera Priority Booking opens
Priority booking opens for the 2022 Dorset Opera Festival for members of the Friends of Dorset Opera. You will receive full booking details by post (or email if you have so chosen).

15 March | General Booking opens
Booking opens to the general public. Patrons and Friends are advised to ensure they have secured their tickets well before this date.

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

July 2022

07 July | An evening with the Fellowes
Details to follow

July | Patrons’ Lunch – date to be confirmed
Our Patrons get the opportunity to join us at Bryanston to see how your 2022 operas are progressing. Arrive at Bryanston’s Music School foyer for morning coffee and pastries at 11:00. You will meet members of both the Dorset Opera board and our production and technical teams. Follow this with visits to the wardrobe and props departments, the chorus rehearsal room and possibly to the theatre to see part of the morning’s stage rehearsal. Lunch is at 13:00 at which you’ll be joined by some of our artists and musicians. At 14:30, return to the theatre, where the orchestra will be tuning up, to watch part of the afternoon’s stage and orchestra rehearsal. Nearer the time and once the date has been decided, we will ask you to email Patrons’ secretary, Elspeth Brown, at elsp21@gmail.com to let her know you wish to attend and to remind us of any special dietary requirements. This event is for Patrons only and is limited to the first 80 who respond.

25-30 July | DORSET OPERA FESTIVAL 2021 | The Coade Theatre, Bryanston

Matinee and evening performances throughout the week of 25-30 July.

Monday 25 July 2022 19:00 |

Tuesday 26 July 2022 19:00 | 

Wednesday 27 July 2022 14:00 |

Wednesday 27 July 2022 19:00 | 

Thursday 28 July 2022 19:00 |

Friday 29 July 2022 19:00 |

Saturday 30 July 2022 14:00 |

Saturday 30 July 2022 19:00 |

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

Date TBC December | Patrons’ Christmas Party
Venue tbc. Patrons only.

Bluffers’ Lunches

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Bluffers’ Lunches are hosted by Dorset Opera Patrons, Susannah and Bruce Selby Bennett at picturesque Slepe Green Barn, Slepe, Poole BH16 6HS (on the A35). Arrive at 11:45 for welcome coffee, then off to the Barn for a 75-minute lecture followed by a delicious 2-course lunch accompanied by a glass of wine. After lunch, return to the Barn for more coffee and a question and answer session. Lunches normally finish around 15:00.

Vaccinated visitors only.

For further information about Bluffers’ Lunches contact Dorset Opera Festival HQ on
01258 840000 or e-mail smh@dorsetopera.com