Garsington Opera for All presents An Introduction to Handel’s Semele and Opera Highlights

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Come and enjoy a night at the opera! Join two opera singers for a free introduction to the world of opera.

The singers will present an introduction to Handel’s Semele – a love story with a twist; the god Jupiter is captivated by the all-too-human Semele and entrances her with his promises. She exults in everything Jupiter has to offer but in this parable of over-ambition and over-indulgence, Semele flirts with danger and suffers the consequences.

After the interval, the singers will perform a range of opera highlights – well-loved, familiar songs that you may have heard before without realising that they were originally composed for an opera!

Whether you’re completely new to opera or already a fan, come along and enjoy an evening of beautiful music and captivating stories.

Although this event is free to attend, booking is essential!

There will be a free screening of a film of Garsington Opera’s production of Handel’s Semele in King Square, Bridgwater on Saturday 29 July as part of the Bridgwater Quays Festival.