Opera at Albert: Carmen and The Magic of Opera – from just £13

Enjoy exclusive evenings of magical award-winning, exciting and accessible live opera for all.

DATE: CARMEN: Friday 12th July 2024 • MAGIC OF OPERA: Saturday 13th July 2024
LOCATION: Albert Cottage (outdoor event)
PRICE: From £13
BOOKING ENDS: Soon – already some limited availability
BOOK VIA: The Price is Wight

Celebrate the summer in style with special family and friends at this former Royal residence.

Renowned outdoor touring company Opera Brava are bringing world-class singers and musicians to the beautiful venue for a double date.

* Carmen by Bizet – Friday 12th July 2024  |  BOOK NOW

A highlight of the summer, Britain’s leading outdoor touring Company, Opera Brava, present Carmen by Bizet, performed with a chamber ensemble set in the stunning grounds of Albert Cottage

Carmen lays claim to the title of ‘The Most Popular Opera’;  its extravagant melodies and timeless operatic classics have captivated audiences for generations

Featuring a sensational Carmen and an internationally renowned cast, this new production is brimming with vibrant energy and passion. Brace yourself for an enthralling journey into Carmen’s dramatic love triangle, set against the backdrop of 1930s Spain

* The Magic of Opera – Saturday 13th July 2024  |  BOOK NOW

Experience a captivating blend of beloved classics featuring arias, duets and trios from the great and famous works of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Rossini as well as the iconic tunes from Bernstein’s West Side Story and a medley of Gilbert & Sullivan favourites

There will also be a few surprise instrumental pieces, with the spotlight shining on Gershwin’s timeless masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue

This enchanting evening offers a wonderful introduction to the magical world of opera, filled with powerful melodies and heartfelt emotions.  With semi-staged performances sung by world-class singers, it’s an evening that promises to leave you wanting more

Gates open at 4.00pm each day. The shows start from 7.30pm each day. The bar and other refreshments will be available in the grounds from 4.00pm. Pre-show dinner will be served at 4.30pm or 6.30pm and must be pre-booked in advance

Savour these performances in the fabulous grounds of Albert Cottage, with the stage set against a gorgeous backdrop. There is plenty of space, meaning guests can choose the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the performance in small groups.

We have a selection of exclusive packages available for all ages.

Choose from:

  • Adult Performance Ticket Only for Carmen OR The Magic of Opera – offer price £44.00
  • Couples Performance Ticket Only for Carmen OR The Magic of Opera – offer price £77.00
  • Child Performance Ticket Only for Carmen OR The Magic of Opera – offer price £13.00
  • Adult Performance Ticket Only for Both Events – offer price £77.00
  • Couples Performance Ticket Only for Both Events – offer price £154.00
  • Child Performance Ticket Only for Both Events – offer price £23.00
  • Adult Ticket including Pre-Show Three-Course Italian-themed Dinner for Carmen Friday 12th July – offer price £77.00

Start your enchanting evening with a superb pre-show dinner at 4.00pm or 5.30pm created by our talented kitchen team

  • Couples Ticket including Pre-Show Dinner for Carmen Friday 12th July – offer price £143.00
  • Child Ticket including Pre-Show Dinner for Carmen Friday 12th July – offer price £28.00
  • Adult Ticket including Pre-Show Three-Course Italian-themed Dinner for The Magic of Opera Saturday 13th July – offer price £77.00
  • Couples Ticket including Pre-Show Dinner for The Magic of Opera Saturday 13th July – offer price £143.00
  • Child Ticket including Pre-Show Dinner for The Magic of Opera Saturday 13th July – offer price £28.00
  • Adult Ticket for Both Operas including Pre-Show Three-Course Italian-themed Dinner for Both Evenings – deal price £143.00
  • Couples Ticket for Both Operas including Pre-Show Dinner for Both Evenings – offer price £286.00
  • Child Ticket for Both Operas including Pre-Show Dinner for Both Evenings – offer price £55.00

Please call us at the Hotel in advance to book your dining time and if you have any dietary requirements or to inform them if you are vegan/vegetarian

Tickets to these events are very limited and will sell out very quickly.

It is not possible to see the performances from the restaurant/dining area so you are encouraged to take your seats after eating.

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PLEASE NOTE

  • Events take place on Friday 12th or Saturday 13th July 2024 depending on option chosen.
  • PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME – there is only very limited DISABLED parking space at Albert Cottage, to be booked in advance on a first-come-first-booked basis. We strongly advise customers to use public transport, taxis, get a lift or at the very least car share.
  • Choose your option from the list on The Price is Wight (external website).
  • Check your Price is Wight voucher & follow instructions to book.
  • E-tickets are issued for scanning on the gate, please remember to bring them with you.
  • Gates will be opened at 4pm – performance starts 7.30pm each night.
  • Bars will be open at 4pm – there will be some outdoor refreshment areas, to be confirmed exactly what will be available nearer the event dates.
  • Pre-performance Dinner starts at 4:30pm with last sitting at 6pm.
  • This is a ticketed event only – entry to grounds will only be with ticket.
  • Residential guests can arrive as usual – check in from 3.00pm.
  • Customers can bring their own food but NOT drinks onto the premises with the following exceptions:
    • One 500ml sealed bottle of water per person.
    • Special dietary requirements that we cannot meet, approved in advance.
  • Customers should definitely NOT bring any GLASS containers or bottles onto site.
  • Chairs – customers can bring their own folding chairs but they will not be able to sit at the front. There will be a demarcation line across the middle of the lawns & an access aisle where chairs will not be permitted.
  • Blankets – customers can bring their own blankets. Please don’t bring enormous blankets to spread out further than a reasonable space for your party.
  • This is an OUTDOOR event, bring warm clothing & be ready for the possibility of rain – there is no outdoor cover and there is limited indoor space.

Remind yourself of the music!

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