Opera of the highest quality
will be coming to Rugby in the summer when the English National Opera
spends two days in the town.
The gala performances will
take place at Rugby School on 31 August and 1 September. They had been
planned to take place last year, but were cancelled because of a fire
in the school.
The event, organised by
Rugby’s Town Centre Partnership and Centre Stage Promotions will see
a charity cricket match on The Close kick the event off, followed by
two one-hour performances in the Temple Room.
In between the shows
opera-goers will be able to have dinner in the town. Marquees will be
erected to supply refreshments during the day.
One will be open to the
general ticket holders, while the other will be dedicated to local
businesses which are supporting the event.
Robin Richter, Town Centre
“We are delighted to have
attracted the English national Opera for this occasion, which will
deliver a full orchestra and two of its world-class principal
“We would have run this
event last year but for a fire in the Temple Speech Room.
“I hope the people of Rugby
will support these performances.”
Peter Crook, musical director
at Rugby School, added:
“We were so disappointed
we couldn’t go ahead with the event last year, but we are now all
very excited about the fact that we have attracted the ENO, which
must rank as one of the best in the world.”
Tickets cost £35 each and
only 250 are available for each performance. To book call Rugby’s
Visitor Centre on 01788