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Operacast to perform Manon at the Birley Centre
Operacast to perform Manon at the Birley Centre

OperaCoast will bring Massenet’s Manon to the Birley Centre on Sunday July 19 at 6pm.

Upcoming singers from all over the UK come together for an intensive weekend to explore one opera every year. Under the guidance of professionals — music director Gregory Rose, stage director Christopher Cowell and pianist Nigel Foster — they prepare scenes that will be accompanied by a narrative designed to take the audience through the dramatic turns of Manon’s story. There will be a pre-performance talk by BBC Radio 3 Martin Handley at the Towner Art Gallery 4.30pm. Tickets £10 from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre www.WeGotTickets.com/OperaCoast, 01323 415 415