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As a part of our Autumn 2018 touring season, we'll be presenting the music of Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa in our Triple Bill, under the title 'I will not speak'.

The world of classical music is so vast it can often be difficult to know where to start if you are new to the genre. From baroque, to film music, to opera, and then to romantic music, it can be overwhelming for novices to join in on the fun.

Wondering whether there is an opera suitable for the little ones in your life? Here's a list of the perfect operas to start with...

What is it that puts people off of opera? Is it the price, the accessibility…? Let’s set this record straight, and debunk the 10 most common myths about opera…

1. ‘Opera is Expensive’
I have done my research on this, and a ticket to the opera is usually no more than a ticket to go and see a musical theatre production, or even a classical music concert. Ticket prices can range vastly, and there are some fantastic promotional prices for students, concessions, and season ticket holders. Below are some examples:

English Touring Opera: offer tickets from as little as £10 on our national tour.

English National Opera: ‘Access All Arias’ Young People’s Scheme offer tickets from £10
Opera Holland Park: Free tickets for young peopleOpera North: Under 30s Membership Scheme offer...

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word marriage? Love? Companionship? A rather stressful ‘big day’? Well, you’re in luck, because Mozart’s popular comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro offers all of that, plus even more twists and turns.

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