Loughcrew House was designed by Charles Robert Cockerell and was built in the 1850’s. The house is on 200 acres of parkland and sits in a valley below the Loughcrew Cairns and beside Loughcrew Gardens. Good history of the house available here.
If you looking for something a little special on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July 2012. Set in a fully decorated circular marquee located in the beautiful gardens of Loughcrew, the flamboyant production of Mozart’s lively Le Nozze di Figaro (Marriage of Figaro) will be staged by Opera A La Carte, one of the UK’s most exciting and original chamber opera companies. The performance will include Irish soprano Norah King, who has been highly successful in France where she is now based.
“This opera is Mozart at his very best – and most naughty” Norah said, “I’m very excited about performing at legendary Loughcew – besides having a great role, it’s a great opportunity to meet my family and friends for what will be a superb show.”
Led by the popular director and performer Nicholas Heath, Opera A La Carte’s flair and enthusiasm has provoked great critical acclaim.
An outstanding cast will be accompanied by a wind quartet and piano, bringing to life one of opera’s greatest masterpieces. Le Nozze di Figaro, with its philandering husband and husband-to-be, scheming rivals, a lustful teen, a drunken gardener, a silly young girl, plus a dash of mistaken identities, promises to be the perfect evening of love, lust and intrigue.
“We had such a wonderful response to last year’s production of Die Fledermaus, we couldn’t not go ahead again this summer,” said Emily Naper of Loughcrew House & Gardens. “It’s brilliant to be working with Nick again and we’re looking at developing the pre-opera day-time entertainment in the Gardens. We’ll also be doing special opera dinners and of course picnic-makers are always welcome.”
The opera starts at 8pm and there is a one hour interval during which the Pavilion Cafe offers a two course dinner which can be enjoyed in the cafe or outside on picnic tables. The cast and crew are dressed in period dress and the audience are encouraged to do like-wise.
Ticket prices Friday night: €49 and €69 | Saturday night: €59 and €79
Looking forward to it!
If you want further information or to book your tickets Contact 049 854 1356 to book tickets, or for online bookings