La Boheme is the first full-length opera staged as part of the Northumberland Music Festival.
Fully staged and costumed, with grand piano accompaniment, the production is by Heritage Opera, North West England’s own professional touring opera company.
Puccini’s La Boheme, one of opera’s most powerful love stories, is set around 1830 in the students’ quarter of Paris.
The festival production features an English libretto and has received acclamations wherever it has been performed.
Tickets are now on sale and include a gourmet three-course dinner.
It takes place on Friday, November 15, at Doxford Hall, part of the third annual music festival being staged at Doxford, Eshott Hall and Guyzance Hall.
The festival is being held between November 8 and 24.
Other highlights include a concert with star of stage and screen Gary Wilmot, a feast of Gilbert and Sullivan concerts and The Felling Male Voice Choir.
New for this year is an evening of jazz and a Sunday matinee Rogers and Hammerstein concert
All concerts combine the finest of food with the finest of music.
The Gazette is offering one lucky reader the chance to win two tickets to their choice of gala concert, including a welcome drink and canapés and a three-course gourmet dinner with coffee.
To be in with a chance, answer the following question: Which star of stage and screen is performing at the festival?
Send your completed entry form, printed in this week’s Northumberland Gazette, to Festival Competition, Northumberland Gazette, 32 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PN.
The first correct entry drawn after the closing date of Friday, October 25 will win.
For details of the festival programme or to book, visit the Northumberland Music Festival website.
Information and bookings can also be made through Northumberland Music Festival, The Cheviot Centre, Padgepool Place, Wooler, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01668 283100