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Address:Opera della Luna
7 Cotmore House
Fringford
Bicester OX7 8RQ  
UK
Web:www.operadellaluna.org  
Email:operadellaluna@aol.com  
Tel:+44 1869 325131
Fax:+44 1869 323533
NameTitle/Function
Jeff ClarkeArtistic Director
 PROFILE
Company type Repertoire Season Location
Touring opera company Opera and Operetta All National
The company was formed in 1994 to create new and innovative productions of musical theatre, comic opera and operetta in English, and to tour them to mid-scale venues all over the UK.  There are two major tours each year covering over a hundred venues countrywide with occasional overseas tours.

Opera della Luna regularly mounts Gilbert and Sullivan operas and the re-interpretation of old war horses into ensemble chamber pieces has become a hall-mark of the company's work; they were the first to perform The Merry Widow in this way, with the Lehar family's blessing.  Opera della Luna works regularly with the Iford Festival who have commissioned productions of Offenbach's La Belle Hélène, The Tales of Hoffmann and Robinson Crusoe.  In 2007 the company co-produced a new English version of L'Elisir d'Amore with Stanley Hall Opera.  More productions of Donizetti operas are planned.

I came away from the theatre feeling that I had really experienced for the first time what Offenbach was doing.  The Offenbach Society

Of the seven productions of The Merry Widow I have seen this was the most stylish, and I include one at the Vienna State Opera.  Liverpool Daily Post

 EVENTS, by date
Donizetti: The Daughter of the Regiment
 9, 15m Jul: Buxton, Opera House
 PAST EVENTS, by title
- 2017 -
Offenbach: Croquefer
Salford Quays, The Lowry: 1, 2m, 2 Feb
Hexham, Queen's Hall: 4 Feb
Keswick, Theatre by the Lake: 5, 6 Feb
Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre: 8 Feb
Chester, Storyhouse: 22, 23 Sep
Poole, Lighthouse: 26, 27 Sep

Offenbach: L'Ile de Tulipatan
Salford Quays, The Lowry: 1, 2m, 2 Feb
Hexham, Queen's Hall: 4 Feb
Keswick, Theatre by the Lake: 5, 6 Feb
Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre: 8 Feb
Chester, Storyhouse: 22, 23 Sep
Poole, Lighthouse: 26, 27 Sep

Strauss,J: The Queen's Lace Handkerchief
Stowe, Roxburgh Theatre: 21 Jul
London, Wilton's Music Hall: 29, 30, 31 Aug
- 2016 -
Offenbach: Croquefer
Stowe, Roxburgh Theatre: 23, 24 Jul
London, Wilton's Music Hall: 18, 19 Aug

Offenbach: L'Ile de Tulipatan
Stowe, Roxburgh Theatre: 23, 24 Jul
London, Wilton's Music Hall: 18, 19 Aug