Back by popular demand, OperaUpClose presents their new one-woman opera With a Song in Her Heart, performed on the impressive stone Portico of Osterley House, overlooking picturesque gardens, park and farmland, lit by the late summer sunset.
This story is told through some of the most popular soprano arias of all time by composers including Puccini, Purcell, Mozart and Verdi, and songs by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Satie. Performed with a contemporary English libretto, virtuoso pianist and timeless melodies, With a Song in Her Heart is a relatable and uplifting celebration of life, love and music.
Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London. Once described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients.
Today the house is presented as it would have looked in the 1780s; enter the house as the family's guests would have via the impressive stone steps leading up to the portico.