Artistic Director, Janet Bennett; Musical Director, Nic Cope.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of Kennet Opera, the company performed the bright and colourful Donizetti comedy, The Elxir of Love. With the return of Stephen Bennett from the orchestra pit to the stage, this light, enjoyable opera was musically led by Nic Cope and directed by our Janet Bennett. The bold decision to stage such a lesser performed work which, as a light comedy, lacks the fire and drama of the most popular opera, was met by considerable audience appreciation, who were infected with the glow of this warm, humourous production. The style and staging of the piece continued the 21st century trend for innovation and high performance standard.