Opera brings festival to close

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Following huge success last year, the Heritage Opera is returning to Northumberland to close one of the county’s biggest celebrations of music.

The popular group is back by demand to perform the follow-up to its performance of The Barber of Seville last year, presenting its sequel, The Marriage of Figaro.

The comedic opera is one of the most popular among performers, and promises to delight audiences with its witty and wacky tale of love, intrigue and misunderstanding.

The production will close another successful year of the Northumberland Music Festival.

The Heritage Opera is making a return to the festival after two successful performances in 2014. Many of the singers featured in this year’s presentation are internationally-renowned stars who have performed with the likes of the English National Opera at iconic locations, including St Paul’s Cathedral.

Frequently referred to as Mozart’s sunniest comedy, the Marriage of Figaro is an upbeat opera.

And after the huge popularity of last year’s production, organisers are hopeful that the Marriage of Figaro will be another success.

Festival organiser Barbara Huddart said: “We are really excited about continuing the story of the Barber of Seville, which was received so well last year.

“The Marriage of Figaro is such an enjoyable opera to be a part of and everyone is looking forward to having fun with the production.”

The opera is the culmination of a month of music-orientated events at Doxford Hall as a celebration of music, food and drink.

Tickets are £74 for the finale, including a drink and a gourmet dinner. Call 01668 283100 for tickets.