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previous productions

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L'elisir d'amore - Donizetti

Our rendition of Donizetti’s beloved opera was skillfully directed and designed by Rory Fazan, with Matthew O’Keeffe conducting. The weekend featured a special children’s performance in collaboration with Hampshire Music Service, as well as two performances to 500 guests.


Il Turco in Italia - Rossini

Following a year of postponement, Scherzo performed Rossini’s The Turk in Italy. This fantastic cast featured Galina Benevich as a Fiorilla, who’s previous engagements have included performing Queen of the Night at Glyndebourne. Directed by Charlotte McKechnie, designed by Laura Pearse and Ruth Darling.



La Cenerentola - Rossini

Our most recent production was our largest and most amibitious yet. We presented La Cenerentola at Longhope on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2023 and recieved 550 guests over both performances. Longhope regular Matthew O’Keeffe returned to conduct, forming a creative team with Rosie Kat & Fenna de Jonge – a young pair from the Royal Welsh College who’s frequent collaborations since 2020 have marked them as a team to watch. 



Il Barbieri di Siviglia - Rossini

In July 2019, Scherzo staged The Barber of Seville at Longhope . The star cast included Benedict Nelson as Figaro (Glyndebourne 2019) & Margo Arsane as Rosina (National Opera Studio 2019). The production went on to tour London, with a run at Charlton House and performances within arts festivals in Canary Wharf and elsewhere. Directed and Designed by Sebastian Freeburn.

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