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Roman River Presents Classical Favourites

15 Nov 2019
  • Approx 2hrs, including interval
  • £27
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Mercury at Abbey Field
Mercury at Abbey Field


Mercury at Abbey Field

This event will take place in our new location 'Mercury at Abbey Field'.

This is a state-of-the-art pop-up theatre that will house a limited season of shows from Autumn 2019 and is situated on Abbey Field in Colchester.

The site will be a fully enclosed and heated temporary theatre, with dedicated parking and coach drop off points and is accessible for those on foot from Circular Road East Lower.

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A glorious programme of all-time popular classical hits, brought to you by the sensational musicians of the Roman River Festival Orchestra, hand-picked from the top international orchestras in London, conducted by Royal Opera House and English National Ballet’s Orlando Jopling.

Performing alongside this world-class orchestra will be award winning New Zealand born Samoan soprano Marlena Devoe. Marlena is a graduate of the Wales International Academy of Voice and her amazing vocal talents have been enjoyed by audiences across the globe. With such a breath-taking soloist, hummable tunes and the cinematic sound of a top orchestra, this promises to be an evening to remember. For one night only – make sure you book your seat!

The program for this exquisite evening of classics is currently as follows:

Mozart Figaro – Overture
Grieg – Hall of the Mountain King
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite
Opera Arias – Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro
Holst – The Planets

Check out our gallery below from one of the Roman River Orchestra’s previous performances:

Mercury at Abbey Field
  • Abbey Field, Circular Road East Lower, Colchester, CO2 7SZ

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury at Abbey Field has an increased seating capacity of over 800 seats and will be completely undercover, fully heated, with full bar, kiosks and toilets. The Mercury are confident that this temporary venue will offer a stunning, fully-accessible and unique theatre-going experience for their valued customers, combining the high level of service and facilities they have come to expect from the theatre, with an unforgettable new style of venue.

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