Dorset Opera is a remarkable phenomenon in that it brings together experienced, even internationally acclaimed opera professionals to work alongside a young amateur chorus to produce opera of an extraordinary high quality. Chorus members rehearse and perform from scratch, guided and inspired by a professional director, conductor and chorus master. Full details are on the Dorset Opera website.
This is all part of the Summer School. Everyone gains an immeasurable amount of experience, from the chorus members to the technical theatre students who gain experience in set construction, painting, prop-making, lighting design, costume-making and stage crewing.
If you’d like to combine the pleasure of excellent opera in the heart of Dorset with a break in one of the county’s renowned country house hotels, then you might like to consider the Dorset Opera Break at Plumber Manor.
Other places well worth a visit whilst staying with us:Athelhampton House
, Bovington Tank Museum
, Cranborne Chase
, the Great Dorset Steam Fair, Larmer Tree Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park
, Milton Abbey
, the Piddle Valley, Plush Music Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Salisbury Racecourse
, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
, UK International Boogie Woogie Festival
, Wilton House
and the Wincanton Racecourse.
Plumber Manor is recommended by:
Michelin, The Good Food Guide, The Good Hotel Guide, the Best Loved Hotels and Johansens guides.