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Review: Constella Opera Ballet Presents… Christmas Gala – Connecting Stars – Streaming Online from 8th December 2020

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Constella Connecting Stars Christmas Gala, credit Musicarta Media

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.

Constella Connecting Stars Christmas Gala, credit Musicarta Media

My Thoughts

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.

Constella Connecting Stars Christmas Gala, credit Musicarta Media

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

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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!

Chanel x

Chanel Williams

Constella Connecting Stars Christmas Gala, credit Musicarta Media
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