Part of the Durham Opera Ensemble's mission statement is to make opera as accessible to as many people as possible. They are therefore performing the show in English and using an amateur score (which involves much more of the chorus). The show also features plenty of spoken dialogue to help the audience understand the narrative. The production is being performed in late 19th century costume with professional set which should look beautiful in the Gala Theatre.
They are also working with the Tyne Opera House on an outreach project with local Newcastle schools, as they believe that this would be an excellent opportunity to get their name further into the Newcastle areas so that as many people are aware of what we are doing around our shows in order to promote opera to young people. They also perform regularly in care homes for the elderly, have worked with adults with learning disabilities at Pelton and have sung on numerous occasions in Frankland Prison.
Performances run from Friday 22nd February to Saturday 23rd February at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday 23rd at 1.30pm.
Tickets are available from the Gala Durham Box Office, Tel: 03000 266 600, or online at: https://www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/die-fledermaus/