Nevill Holt Opera (NHO) has announced its 2022 summer festival, with well-loved operas La bohéme and The Barber of Seville followed by a further festival of performances from musicians and groups including Jess Gillam, Abel Selaocoe, Sam Jewison, the Dunedin Consort and many more. Following its successful 2021 season, which saw more people than ever before enjoy opera at Nevill Holt, NHO is now expanding its summer performances with a further eight concerts to encourage music-lovers to enjoy world-class music in the heart of Leicestershire.
NHO SUMMER FESTIVAL 2022
The NHO 2022 Summer Festival will see a wide variety of music concerts and performances in NHO’s award-winning theatre throughout June and July. The Swingles, one of the world’s most admired vocal groups will perform on 10th June. Pianist and vocalist Sam Jewison is joined by his all star band on 24th June for an evening celebrating the classic jazz of The Great American Songbook, including a performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. On 5th July, South African cellist and rapidly rising star Abel Selaocoe will perform Sirocco with the Manchester Collective, combining virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion.
Renowned for her solo performance at the prestigious Last Night of the Proms in 2018, TV and radio presenter and saxophonist Jess Gillam will be joined by the string sections of Manchester Camerata for a programme including Glazunov’s Concerto, Op. 109 on 6th July. Thick & Tight will present Short & Sweet on 7th July, an amuse-bouche platter of works that will excite and delight in a modern variety show of dance, drag, lip-syncing and satire. On 8th July Scotland’s leading Baroque ensemble, Dunedin Consort, will perform Handel’s Acis and Galatea (utterly magical – Gramophone) on period instruments, led by John Butt OBE, with singers Nicholas Mulroy, Rachel Redmond, Christopher Purves, Anthony Gregory and Nicholas Scott. On 9th July, Manchester Camerata will bring Charlie Chaplin’s comedy drama film and emotive score of The Kid (1921) to life.
Wednesday 8th June
Thursday 9th June
Saturday 11th June
Sunday 12th June
Tuesday 14th June
The Barber of Seville
Thursday 23rd June
Saturday 25th June
Sunday 26th June
Tuesday 28th June
Wednesday 29th June
Friday 10th June
Sam Jewison: The Great American Songbook Friday 24th June
Abel Selaocoe and the Manchester Collective: Sirocco Tuesday 5th July
Jess Gillam with Manchester Camerata Wednesday 6th July
Thick & Tight present Short & Sweet Thursday 7th July
Dunedin Consort performs Acis and Galatea Friday 8th July
Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid with Manchester Camerata Saturday 9th July
Family concert, details tbc Sunday 10th July
Box Office Tickets available from www.nevillholtopera.co.uk. Opera Festival: General booking opens on 10th February at 10am. Summer Festival: Members’ booking opens on 17th February at 10am, general booking opens on 3rd March at 10am. Tickets start at £25.