Insieme Chamber Ensemble present Mozart’s delightful comic chamber opera, Bastien and Bastienne, outside on the beautiful Tea Lawn as part of part of this year’s Highgate Festival
Bastien and Bastienne was written by Mozart when he was only 12, purportedly for a performance in the Garden Theatre of the famous ‘Magnetist’ Dr Mesmer. It’s a simple and delightful tale about the trials of Bastien and his shepherdess love Bastienne, with additional mesmeric magic from the Wizard Colas plus plenty of other mischief. Waterlow Park’s Tea Lawn, where a Shepherd and Shepherdess are already in residence as statues, is the ideal setting for this lovely pastoral piece.
Come along for a charming summer evening’s entertainment on the Tea Lawn outside Lauderdale House, performed by our resident Chamber Opera Ensemble, Insieme.