Le Comte Ory

25, 27 and 29 July 2017
The Coade Theatre, Bryanston, Dorset
Sung in French with English subtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70

Brief Synopsis

The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory – a rollicking comedy – tells the story of our hero’s pathetic attempts to gain the attention of the gorgeous Adele. She and her companions have sent their menfolk off to war when lad-about-town Ory arrives masquerading as a mystic who the ladies are eager to consult. When this ruse fails, Ory and his followers resort to seeking refuge from an approaching storm…dressed as nuns! Naturally, the wine flows and defrocking is inevitable…

Cast & Creative Team

Comte Ory, a rich lad-about-town Nico Darmanin
Le Gouverneur, Ory’s tutor Steven Page
Isolier, Ory’s page (in love with Adèle) Heather Lowe
Raimbaud, friend of Ory Szymon Mechlinski
La Comtesse Adèle, a lovesick young lady Jennifer France
Ragonde, Adèle’s companion Sarah Pring
Alice, Adèle’s maid Lisa Willems
1st Soldier, tenor Robert Forrest
Conductor José Miguel Esandi
Director David Phipps-Davis
Designer Steve Howell
Costume Realisation Rebecca Hopkins
Lighting Designer Ian Sommerville
Choreographer / Assistant Director Jenny Perry
Chorus Master Benjamin Goodson
Orchestra Leader David Spencer


Tickets for Rossini’s Le Comte Ory and Gounod’s Faust will be available to the public from Tuesday 7 March 2017. Prior to this, tickets are only available to Patrons, Corporate supporters and members of the Friends of Dorset Opera.

If you wish to avail yourself of priority booking privileges, you will need to become a Friend, Patron, sponsor or corporate benefactor of Dorset Opera. For Patrons, priority booking opens on Tuesday 24 January 2017. For Friends of Dorset Opera, priority booking opens on Tuesday 21 February 2017. General booking opens to the public on Tuesday 7 March 2017. For more details, visit our Support Us Page.