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Convenor: Robert Farr

01625 526404



The group aims to cater for those experienced in opera performance as well as those new to the genre. The activities are tied in to HD transmissions to cinemas from the Metropolitan Opera, New York (ten per year) on Saturday evening's and periodic ones from London’s Covent Garden.

Members have to make their own bookings at the cinema of their choice, in person or on line, most favouring the East Didsbury cinema complex. There are ad hoc liaisons for sharing car transport for those who do not like driving at night. Personal bookings at Didsbury should not be sought before11.30am whilst on a Wednesday's queues are evident.

Prior to selected operas, an introduction to the work is given via a synopsis sent via email, a verbal introduction as to the composer and his works and then extracts from the opera concerned via a DVD or Bluray disc.The latter are given at the home of Robert J Farr, 6 Meadow Close, Wilmslow. SK9 6JN. Tel 01625 526404. email rjf2@talttalk.net on a Wednesday or Saturday mornings prior to the cinema transmission depending on his personal availability.