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You’re invited to a night at the Opera. In your living room!

Oxford-based opera trio Sorelle invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home. Introducing their new concert set: “Sorelle from the sitting room”.

The concert will include opera favourites Habanera (from Carmen) and O Mio Babbino Caro (from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi) alongside musical theatre classics such as Hushabye Mountain (fromChitty Chitty Bang Bang by the Sherman brothers) and Sorelle’s very own tribute to Vera Lynn.

Women in opera are so often brushed off as lovesick, weak, or sidekicks. These three sopranos wanted to change that. Sorelle, or ‘sisters’, is an innovative new all-female operatic group created to revitalise the image of the women of opera – the queens, heroines and lovers – and restore them to their rightful place in the public imagination.

With performances from superb sopranos Katie Blackwell, Megan Strachan and Olivia Bell. Accompanied by talented pianist Gwen Mouncher.

The Sorelle trio joined forces after touring with the Oxford-based company Opera Anywhere ontheir production of Puccini’s all-female Suor Angelica. Following a sold-out debut concert in Nailworth, Sorelle were invited to perform at the Stroud Shakespeare Festival and have enjoyed entertaining audiences in Stroud, Oxford and London since.

“Sorelle from the sitting room” will be available for a limited time only from 7pm Tuesday 14th July. Premiering first on Facebook facebook.com/TheDoorStroud and then available to watch again from 8:30pm on Youtube. The concert will only be available until midnight on Tuesday 28th July so make sure not to miss out!

So don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this fantastic new collection of both classic pieces and some of the hidden gems of women in Opera, add the date to your diary and join the Facebook event today: https://www.facebook.com/events/1490360607835814/

With this concert Sorelle are pleased to be supporting The Door Youth Project (Stroud, Gloucestershire) which is continuing to bring hope to young people and their families during this complicated and confusing time. Your donations will help provide much needed mental health support, positive role models, and safe spaces for those most in need.

Anne Townsend (Operations and Events Coordinator for The Door) says

“It’s a huge privilege to have the support of Sorelle. Not only do they have stunning voices and deliver an amazing show but being able to bring people together to share in something as powerful as opera music is so important at the moment. At The Door we know how much music can have a positive effect on the lives of those we support and we are hoping that Sorelle from
the sitting room will bring joy into the homes of those that tune in as well as raising the much needed donations to help keep The Door Open for weeks and months to come. Megan especially has been a supporter of The Door for many years and many of you will recognise her from performances at The Door’s Christmas Concerts. “

Sorelle are an all-female operatic group celebrating the powerhouse women of opera, while also working to make classical music more widely accessible. – Find out more at https://www.sorellesingers.com/

For more information about The Door or to reach out for support visit thedoor.org.uk

Sorelle From The Sitting Room

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