Classical Café is an opportunity to experience classical music in a more relaxed informal setting.
The space is set up café style, with small round tables, and we serve drinks and cakes prior to the performance, which you can enjoy while you listen.
In support of local classical musicians and groups, this is an opportunity to see what the Tees Valley classical music scene has to offer.
If you haven’t been to a classical concert before , this is the perfect occasion to ‘dip your toe in’. We particularly welcome families with younger children to these concerts.
Courtyard Classical Café: August, Sunday 15 August 2021
Sing out with Opera Nova!
Opera Nova are delighted to return to the Classical Café for this special outdoor summer event.
It’s a great occasion for us – our first performance since Autumn 2019.
We’ll celebrate with some of our favourite songs from opera and other styles. All are well known and marvellous music, including the thrilling March of the Toreadors from Carmen, Nessun Dorma and You’ll Never Walk Alone. They lift our spirits and we’re sure they’ll lift yours.
We invite you to join us and join in!
You may have visited the Classical Café before – but the format for this special event will be a little different. We hope that you will come earlier than usual – at 1.45 pm – to join a workshop session with Opera Nova. This will prepare you to take part actively in the concert at 3.00 pm. Whatever your age or experience, you will have fun! You can, of course, skip this session and come at 2.30 pm for afternoon tea/coffee and cakes before the concert starts at 3.00 pm.
Schedule for the afternoon
Workshop Session with Opera Nova 1.45 – 2.30 – free, all welcome
An enjoyable session to give you all the practice you need to take part actively in our concert. We’ll get you to sing, chant, cheer or bang out the rhythm in all the right places.
Refreshments 2.30 – 3.00
Relax and enjoy drinks and cakes before the concert.
Concert 3.00 – 4.00
Join in with Opera Nova and together we’ll sing out and make music to remember.
Tickets: Adults £4.00; Workshop Session included
About Opera Nova: Opera Nova is an amateur company that promotes and stages opera. We aim to provide professional quality entertainment accessible to a wide audience and to develop the talents of local singers of all ages.