Exhibition Launch and Concert: A Passion for Opera




The Music, Home and Heritage project has collaborated with partners Boughton House on a summer exhibition devoted to the connections between home and stage in the late eighteenth century. The launch event on 6 July 2019 takes place within the Oundle Festival.

The Duchess and the Georgian Stage

2.00pm – 3.30pm: Symposium
5.00pm – 9.30pm Tours, Reception and Concert

An exclusive black tie event, hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch, in the magnificent surroundings of Boughton House. Guided visits to the house and a pre-opening preview of the summer exhibition are followed by champagne and canapés before the concert by the rising stars of Opera Prelude and an ensemble of leading period instrument specialists. The performance is built around Domenico Corri’s extraordinary 1810 bel canto singing manual dedicated to Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch, and offers a rare opportunity to discover hidden treasures of eighteenth-century Italian opera unearthed from the Montagu Music collection alongside familiar favourites by Mozart and Rossini.

From 2pm a separate symposium, exploring the musical life of Elizabeth and her family within the context of the London opera scene, will reveal some extraordinary archival discoveries.

£50 (includes house and exhibition tour, champagne reception and concert)
£55 (also includes the symposium, tea and cake)
£10 (symposium only including tea and cake)

Presented in association with Oundle International Festival

Event date: 
Saturday, 6 July, 2019 - 14:00