Category: Opera

Music and Mindfulness

Music & Mindfulness, Socrates – an Urban Opera.
Music and Mindfulness, an urban opera in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

 A guided meditation through Eric Satie’s SOCRATES in the form of an opera performance including mindfulness, meditation and sensory prompts, experience a person’s journey through their emotions.
2 shows, one at 7pm the next at 9pm.

Tickets online from HULL BOX Office –

7:00 pm show here

9:00 pm show here

This is the producer’s blurb:
Join Hull Urban Opera for a unique opportunity to experience Erik Satie’s hauntingly beautiful one-woman opera “Socrates” led by mindfulness expert Jim Rogers and sung by Hull-born soprano Poppy Shotts. The performance includes mindfulness, meditation and sensory prompts such as sounds and smells to powerfully experience a woman’s journey from the shock of sudden loss to acceptance and peace. You won’t have experienced a piece of music-theatre quite like this.

Comedy Opera “Trial by Jury”

savoyards-poster Nov 2014 concert Beverley 400pxThe first half of the concert will present a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan songs from the operas. The second half will be a costumed production of Trial by Jury.
7 pm start,   tickets £7

Synopsis: The court assembles for the sad case of Edwin, sued by Angelina for breach of promise of marriage. The usher urges the jurymen to be impartial; but when Edwin states his case, saying that he has fallen in love with someone else, the jury is unconvinced. The learned judge hurries in, mistakenly believing this to be a murder trial. He explains to the court the rather dubious route
that led him to become a judge. Angelina then arrives with her family, pathetically still wearing her wedding dress. She confides that she is really
after Edwin’s money but the court is completely taken in by her theatrical declarations of love. Led by her crafty counsel, Angelina literally throws
herself on the mercy of the foreman and then the judge. Edwin tries hard to extricate himself by first suggesting a compromise, that he will marry both
Angelina and his new love, and then saying that Angelina is lucky to be rid of him as he is violent when drunk. But this only leads to more objections.
In a hurry to get away, the judge suggests one final solution and that is _ _ _ _ _ _?