Cumbria Opera Group Announces First-Ever Festival of Opera

By David Salazar

UK-based Cumbria Opera Group is set to present its first-ever Festival of Opera.

The festival, which will take place between Sept. 4-11, will open with a performance by Roderick Williams on July 4. The performance will take place in Penrith.

Next up will be a double bill of Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” scheduled for July 5.

Caroline Taylor and George Needham will perform in recital on July 6. The festival will also include “An Evening of Opera” in Carlisle and Appleby on July 7 and 8.

Joan Rodgers will also give a concert in Carlisle on July 10.

Finally, the festival will present a staged production of “Così fan tutte” on July 9 and 11.

The company will also feature a series of workshops as part of its Open Festival Workshop on Sept. 4, 2021. Finally, there will be two evenings of opera events, including a

Cumbria Opera Group, which was founded in 2016 and has presented productions of “Dido and Aeneas,” “Venus and Adonis,” and “Acis and Galatea.”