Opera in the Gardens: Handel's Semele with Eboracum Baroque

Eboracum Baroque return to the Rectory Garden at Wimpole to perform Handel's Semele. Composed in 1744 and featuring some of Handel's most exquisite music, it was one of the many concerts enjoyed by former Wimpole resident Captain George Bambridge.

  • Booking essential

STORY: The god Jupiter is captivated by the beauty of the all-too-human Semele and entrances her by promising that wherever she walks trees will provide shade, and that at her every step, flowers will blossom into life. She exults, triumphantly singing of "endless pleasure, endless love", but in her overweening ambition makes the fatal mistake of demanding immortality and suffers the consequences, leaving behind her one life-enhancing legacy - her son, Bacchus, god of wine.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £20.00
  • Child £9.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the entrance to the Old Rectory Garden, opposite the stable block, where your ticket will be checked.
What to bring and wear
Bring a picnic, a rug or a chair to sit on, and waterproof clothing in case of rain. NB Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be on, but no food or alcohol, so please bring your own food, wine and beer.
Accessibility
The Old Rectory Restaurant and Garden are wheelchair friendly.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 June 2018 19:00 - 21:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Anne French, Events Officer
Email
anne.french@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01223 206302

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