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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
Strauss,J: The Queen's Lace Handkerchief
 21 Jul: Stowe, Roxburgh Theatre
 29, 30, 31 Aug: London, Wilton's Music Hall
Offenbach: Croquefer/ L'Ile de Tulipatan
 22, 23 Sep: Chester, Storyhouse
 26, 27 Sep: Poole, Lighthouse
 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

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
- 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
- 2015 -
Sullivan: The Ghosts of Ruddigore
Keswick, Theatre by the Lake: 1, 2m, 2, 3 Apr
Hexham, Queens Hall: 4 Apr
Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre: 22, 23 Apr
Chipping Norton, The Theatre: 3 May

Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld
Bradford on Avon, Iford Manor: 27 Jun, 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 Jul
Stowe, Roxburgh Theatre: 18, 19 Jul
Salford Quays, The Lowry, Quays Theatre: 23, 24m, 24, 25, 26m, 26 Sep

Christmas Nuts
Stowe House National Trust Refreshment Room: 19 Dec