Theatre Event

The Thieving Magpie

Midland Opera presents

The Thieving Magpie

Opera in two acts

by Gioachino Rossini

15 - 18 Jul in the Main House at 7pm

Anticipated running time: 3 hours
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

Midland Opera presents a melodic and superbly-cast Rossini classic. Sung in English, and characterized with great heart.

In a seemingly idyllic country community, nestled in Europe in the 1800s, Giannetto returns from war in high spirits. His plan is to marry childhood sweetheart, the plucky servant, Ninetta. However, a series of unfortunate incidents such as missing cutlery, a disgraced father, spiteful villagers, a sadistic mayor and a light-fingered bird, lead Ninetta to the scaffold instead of his arms!

Can anyone unpick the truth and save our feisty heroine from death? Or worse, from the clutches of the evil Mayor?

Rossini’s captivating score has been featured widely in films such as A Clockwork Orange and Once Upon a Time in America, plus a number of TV commercials.

Director / Producer: Sarah Helsby-Hughes
Musical Director / Conductor: James Longstaffe

Tickets: £16 (£8 Concessions)

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