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Preparations for Carmen, the 2015 WO production, are well under way. The opera will be part of the Wedmore Arts Festival and will take place in a brand new state-of-the-art theatre space similar to a circus tent. It provides blackout, a built-in lighting rig, raked seating, warmth and a good view of the stage, wherever you are sitting – all under one big-top style roof.

Professionals have been cast in the lead roles. Soloists include Marie Elliott as Carmen, Ben Thapa as Don Jose and Tom Colwell as Escamillo. And we are also delighted to welcome back Gemma Hildred, Bethia Hourigan and Alan Philps who all starred in our 2014 production of Dido and Aeneas. They will be joined by the Wedmore Opera Orchestra and Chorus as well as 20 children from Hugh Sexey’s Middle School.

Festival events and dates:
Friday 3 July – Clare Teal sings with Edward Leaker’s Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra
Thursday 9 July – comedian Marcus Brigstocke
Wednesday/ Friday/ Saturday 8/10/11 July – Carmen

Launch date confirmed:
Sunday 22 March in the Swan at 7pm
Come and find out more about this year’s production of Carmen and see how you can be involved.
We need front-of-house helpers, wardrobe, stage hands – the opportunities are endless!
Sponsorship opportunities also available



Saturday 25 April
Wedmore Village Hall
Syrinx Wind and Piano Ensemble Concert
To include: Mozart Quartet for piano & winds, Beethoven Trio op.11 for clarinet, bassoon & piano, Madeleine Dring Trio for flute, oboe & piano, and works by Richard Rodney Bennett
Tickets: Contact

Saturday/Sunday 6/7 June
Wedmore Secret Gardens
From 2 – 5pm, with cream teas and homemade cakes
More details: Contact

Wedmore Opera gratefully acknowledges support from:

ORConsulting The Swan    
President: Mark Hamlin

Trustees: Judith Blake, Neil Blake, Marylin Johnstone, Peter Johnstone and Phyllida Shaw
Company Secretary: Suzanne Metters

Wedmore Opera Limited, Sunny Side, Pilcorn Street, Wedmore, Somerset BS28 4AN