Dining Tickets - Doors open at 7pm. These tickets include a table for the evening, including a delicious two course meal with several options to choose from. There will always be a vegetarian option and if you let us know in advance, we're more than happy to cater for special dining requirements.
Standing Tickets - We encourage standing guests to arrive after 8pm.
Join soprano Jo Appleby and tenor Andrew Rees as they bring you classics from musical theatre. Expect to hear songs from award-winning productions such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, West Side Story and many more.
Set in the beautiful surroundings of our candlelit Elephant Café, this will be a magical night of entertainment from two singers who have performed with the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne.
Operatic roles include: Musetta ‘La Boheme’, Micaela ‘Carmen’, Servillia ‘La Clemenza di Titto’, Lakme, Jano ‘Jenufa’, Phyllis ‘Iolanthe’. Oratorio and concert performances include, ‘Tosca’ Verdi, ‘Madam Butterfly’ Puccini, ‘La Boheme’ Puccini, ‘Requiem’ Verdi, Faure and Rutter; ‘Messiah’ Handel; ‘Stabat Mater’ Dvorak; ‘Merry England’ German; ‘Israel in Egypt’ Handel; ‘Gloria’ Poulenc.
Jo has just released her first single “Casta Diva” Bellini and is working on her solo album due for release January 2017.
Andrew Rees gained a scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and completed his studies on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He was a Jerwood Young Artist at English National Opera and later became a principal tenor at the company.
At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has sung Doctor Yes in the world premiere of Anna Nicole, Ulrich Eisslinger Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Froh Das Rheingold. Roles elsewhere have included Bob Boles Peter Grimes and Melot Tristan und Isolde for Grange Park Opera, Steva Jenufa and Siegmund Die Walküre for Longborough Festival Opera, Kudryash Katya Kabanova and Ismaele Nabucco for Opera Holland Park, Kudryash Katya Kabanova and Ulrich Eisslinger Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Welsh National Opera, Pang Turandot and Macduff Macbeth for Northern Ireland Opera, Macduff Macbeth and Raffaele Stiffelio for Chelsea Opera Group, Melot Tristan und Isolde for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Nederlandse Reisopera and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Siegmund Die Walküre for Longborough Festival Opera.
International engagements have included Steva Jenufa for New Israeli Opera, Boris Katya Kabanova and Sergei Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Stadttheater St Gallen, Sergei Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the National Theater Weimar and Jimmy Mahoney The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for Angers Nantes Opera.
Current engagements include Vladimir Prince Igor for Chelsea Opera Group, Laca Jenufa and Spoletta Tosca for Grange Park Opera and Melot Tristan und Isolde at the Rome Opera.