Our music will focus particularly on the nature of heroism and villainy in relation to two operas: Verdi’s tragedy La traviata and Mozart’s opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro. The same theme will also be explored in music by Gluck, Janáček and Berlioz. The event is designed as an informal house party, and guests need only the ability to enjoy music, since no technical knowledge is required. The music examples will be provided on excellent hi-fi equipment, including DVD with large screen.
Bartley Lodge is a splendid Grade II listed country house hotel set in the heart of the New Forest, in eight acres of grounds. The facilities are well appointed and versatile, including 40 en-suite bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool. The Grand Baronial Hall will be the location for our meetings.
Terry Barfoot writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras, festivals and record companies. He lectures at venues throughout the country, is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Director of Arts in Residence.