Categories: Classical Music

Cosi fan tutte, Heritage Opera, Bayham Old Abbey, 21st July 2018

This year’s opera at Bayham Old Abbey was Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and was presented by Northwest England’s Heritage Opera. This opera buffa was given the full comedic treatment by the performers and the English libretto was brilliant (and rather risky) in places. One of the leading men, Nick Sales who played Ferrando, was unable […]

Italian picnic for Cosi fan tutte

Our friends at The Chequers in Lamberhurst are making available a picnic in the form of a selection of Italian cured meats and cheeses, bruschetta, Italian olives and fresh vegetables from their market. Priced at £10 each, these will be available for collection on the day. These can be found on the Cosi fan tutte page […]

What makes a Stradivarius sound so good?

Antonio Stradivari lived in Italy between 1644 and 1737, living to the very respectable age of 93. He made over 1100 instruments in his lifetime, and around 960 of these were violins. Of these 960 violins, it is estimated that between 450 and 512 survive today. These violins, known by the Latinised form of his surname – Stradivarius – […]

Lamberhurst Music Festival - Mozart

On Mozart’s birthday, 10 interesting facts about the musical genius

Mozart was both on this day, 27th January, in 1756. He composed over 600 works, and is one of the most influential composers of all time. Here are 10 facts you might not know about him. Mozart  was baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He dropped the first two names and changed Theophilus (meaning ‘loved by […]