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Provincial setting, but very good indeed!

Now held in the Centre Rene D'Anjou for 2 weeks each summer. A team of musicians, singers, and... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2014
Lis E
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Genneteil, France
An Acquired Taste

The opera: 'Orpheus In The Underworld' took place in a marquee on 26/07/18. This was an unfortunate... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
aj1354
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Saumur, France
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Les Capucins, 49150 Le Vieil-Bauge, France
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

To withstand an opera performance outside the usual high star system one must have either a graceful venue or a charming element of some sort. Neither was present here where mimicking Glyndeborn picnics led to ferocious runs to and fro the dusty car park for...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

The opera: 'Orpheus In The Underworld' took place in a marquee on 26/07/18. This was an unfortunate date to pick! The temperatures were hitting 40 degrees in the tent (no air conditioning) and everyone including the artists and orchestra were sweating cobs! I was surprised...More

2  Thank aj1354
Reviewed August 6, 2017

We saw three operas here, at the festival, as part of a group. The orchestra was excellent, with two different but good conductors. The singing was very good - variable, with some better than others, but good balance, and a very good chorus. Scenery and...More

6  Thank John H
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This Opera Festival takes place in the delightful town of Bauge, where three operas are performed in repertory so you can go to all three if you are there for three days or more. The orchestra and singers are generally younger professionals towards the start...More

4  Thank Launcelyn
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Now held in the Centre Rene D'Anjou for 2 weeks each summer. A team of musicians, singers, and accompanying staff (multi functional) come over from UK and put on 3 operas and chamber music. By necessity, the stage decor, props etc are minimalist and occasionally...More

3  Thank Lis E
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Baugé-en-Anjou is a delightful and historic little town and perfect for hosting a two-week summer opera season where you have a long interval for dinner, Glyndebourne-style. We have been for the past three years and can highly recommend it. The quality of the mostly young...More

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