I wasn’t sure what to expect from this show, I knew it was a Christmas themed gala performed by the talented performers at Constella.
Constella is founded by Leo Geyer and is the world’s only Opera-Ballet company.
Constella were streaming 1 to 1 performances into care homes to entertain the residents during lockdown, how amazing is that? – They even took song requests ??
This Christmas Gala is to fundraise, so that they can continue entertaining those who need cheering up the most during this unpredictable time of lockdowns and isolation.
The show is in 2 acts, although it is streamed online, it had a handy short interval in between, so you can top up your drinks and snacks etc…
Each performance is introduced by the enthusiastic ringmaster, the first act consisted of some really impressive opera singing and musical pieces, my personal favourites were “Maria” from West Side Story, “Habanera” from Carmen & the Harp & Violin duet’s “Heifetz’ Deep river and a Handel Sonata, played beautifully by Olivia Jageurs and Phillipa Mo
The violin, harp duet will have you mesmerised, I couldn’t help singing along with the West Side Story song and performance from Carmen, had me giving a standing ovation in my living room – it was such an impressive performance.
The first act alone, is worth the ticket money in my opinion.
The second act is full of Christmassy vibes and the duets performed by dancers Alice Oakely Jones and Matt Petty – the choreography was fun, entertaining and full of character. I particularly loved the choreography, which was created by Jaerad Glavin.
Music in the second act was from Handel’s Messiah and The Nutcracker
Streaming and Ticket Details
Show: Connecting Stars Christmas Gala
Dates: Available online from Tuesday 8th December 2020
Tickets: £7, or £12 with a £5 donation to Connecting Stars.
Buy Tickets – www.constella.org.uk/virtualtheatre
Keep up with Constella Opera Ballet:
Website – www.constella.org.uk
If you want an entertaining evening whilst supporting a good cause, grab a ticket at the link above.
Enjoy the show!