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A full house triumph!

A huge vote of thanks to everyone who helped us achieve our impossible dream of bringing Dido and Aeneas and a full caste of attendants, handmaids, sailors, cupids witches, elves and a sorcerer to Skibbereen Town Hall on April 28th.  We were a little anxious about whether the public would be interested in our project but we were, in fact, sold out a week before the performance.  The audience were amazing and gave a rousing standing ovation to show their appreciation and enjoyment.  One audience member commented that;

‘I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! I thought I had no interest in opera but I was moved to all spectrums of the emotional scale. Laughing at the cherubs and witches, who were fabulous, to crying at the end.  I am in awe of you all!’

We also had a visit from local artist Michael Wright, who made a wonderful and dynamic sketch of our dress rehearsal.

As a picture speaks a thousand words I’m going to share a gallery of pictures taken by our friends on the day.

Getting ready

In the palace

In the cave

 

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In the grove

 

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On the dockside

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The plotters return

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In the palace

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The end

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‘It’s a triumph. You’ve won me over the Purcell!’

‘I really enjoyed the performance last night. Congratulations.’

‘Huge congratulations on all your hard work, it was a massive undertaking and a great project to be involved in.’

‘Congratulations on a wonderful performance. Such a great achievement for all concerned.’

‘Congratulations on a great show. Please pass on my appreciation to all involved.’

‘Congratulations for a fantastic musical endeavour. Kudos to all involved. You should be so proud’.

‘What a wonderful evening. The choir did you proud. Dido was magnificent and the witches got into my dreams!’

‘I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did (the rest) of a very apreciatve audience.’

‘I just wanted to send you a note to say how much I enjoyed singing  with you, the choir and the ensemble. It was a really special project which culminated in a gorgeous performance of the opera.  Congratulations – I totally appreciate the amount of work for everyone involved over many months and it was a pleasure to join you for final rehearsals and performance.’

‘Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to all of the choir- they were so welcoming, the atmosphere was really lovely throughout the weekend and they sounded fantastic!’

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