Wild Arts welcomes you to their Opera Show, The Beautiful and Damned, brimming with emotion, humour, and dramatic twists. Dive into a captivating narrative that takes you through opera classics and lesser-known treasures, all portrayed by four compelling characters. Whether new to opera or a seasoned fan, the programme features everything from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mozart to Rodgers and Hammerstein or West Side Story.
A quintet of exceptional string players accompanies the ‘exquisite’ Galina Averina who received accolades for her Opera North debut in the lead role of Magda in La Rondine by Puccini in October 2023, the remarkable baritone Gareth Brynmor John, the ‘magnetic’ Martha Jones, and the outstanding tenor Richard Dowling.
Handel Acis and Galatea | Weill Lady in the Dark | Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro | Mozart Così fan tutte | Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin | Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi | Rodgers and Hammerstein Oklahoma | Monteverdi Poppea | Puccini Gianni Schicchi |Beethoven Fidelio | Rossini Il Barbiere di Seviglia |Rossini Cenerentola
Wild Arts is a company of creatives who re-invent opera in fresh and vibrant productions with effervescent storytelling and quality at their core. They set a high standard in classical music, taking opera and music to new places and audiences, giving opportunities to young as well as established artists, and spearheading positive environmental change.
What the public say
Whoever conceived the idea was a genius! An unalloyed delight to hear such musical perfection in one short show. And the string quintet presentation was so brilliant I now want to hear all my favourite operas performed that way. Anyone not having attended really missed something special. Do yourself a favour and buy a ticket next time the Wild Arts group are in Malvern. I know I will. Party on Wild Arts! I wish more opera was presented this way.