Opera in the Park – Saturday 16 June 2018

Join Culford for the highlight of the 2018 summer season, where London Festival Opera returns to Culford School for another stunning programme of opera, this year featuring staged highlights in costume from Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata, which was first performed at La Fenice in Venice in 1853. In Part Two, the evening will continue with celebrated arias from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Bizet and Puccini ending with a patriotic Last Night of the Proms Finale. The performance will be accompanied by a select instrumental chamber ensemble.

London Festival Opera brings together artists who have appeared with the major opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. London Festival Opera has performed throughout the UK and Europe including as a guest company at La Fenice in Venice.

A stirring performance and the audience loved it

The Times Newspaper

Delicious Food and Drink

Before the performance, and during the interval, guests will have the chance to sample some wonderful food and drinks from our catering stands. Culford’s fully licensed bar will also be in action on the night, serving both alcoholic and soft ice cold drinks.

Guests are able to pre-order a luxury picnic, which includes metal cutlery and a lovely white wicker picnic basket to take home. The following are available:

The Regatta - £50 (Suitable for two people)
  • Chicken parfait served with crusty bread & onion compote
  • Oven roasted salmon fillet with dill & lemon served with a garlic aioli pot
  • Suffolk pork Scotch egg
  • Jersey royal potato salad
  • Minted summer bean salad with crumbled feta
  • Classic sherry trifle
  • Squidgy chocolate brownies
  • Bottle of traditional lemonade or mineral water
The Afternoon Tea Basket - £30 (Suitable for two people)
  • Home roasted glazed Suffolk gammon & vintage cheddar finger sandwiches with onion compote
  • Home baked scones with strawberry jam & clotted cream
  • Lemon Bakewell tart
  • Squidgy chocolate brownies
  • Tea Loaf
The Vegetarian Feast - £45 (Suitable for two people)
  • Mushroom & lentil parfait with breadsticks
  • Potato frittata with pesto & goat’s cheese
  • Minted summer bean salad with crumbled feta
  • Oriental noodle salad
  • Dambuster cheese straws
  • Summer pudding with cream pot
  • Squidgy chocolate brownies

Raise Money for a Great Cause

This year, Opera in the Park will be supporting Culford School students voluntary work in Malawi. This is the 10th year that the school has raised funds for important projects in one of the world’s poorest countries. Last year, staff and students provided support for construction projects including the building of a new hall for an orphanage and laying foundations for a library as well as delivering lessons in literacy and numeracy. Proceeds will go toward this worthwhile cause.

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