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February 2019 production

“People love Jane Austen, even though those books are absurd to us, because we like the clarity of it” Nick Hornby

Our February 2019 production is inspired by Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. The music of well-known English composer Jonathan Dove is both modern and approachable, and since Jane Austen was a sometime resident of Chawton (Hampshire), we anticipate some local interest.

“I intend to make Fanny Price fall in love with me!”

While Sir Thomas Bertram is away visiting his plantations in Antigua, his Mansfield Park Estate is thrown out of kilter by the arrival of Mary Crawford and her fickle brother, Henry. Hedonists escaping the social whirl of London, they crash into the countryside and corrupt the Bertram family.

At the centre of the chaotic household, Fanny Price, Austen’s own Cinderella, watches helplessly as relationships are tested and the social order is unsettled. Will the Bertram daughters escape untarnished by Henry Crawford’s wanton advances? Will Fanny’s beloved cousin Edmund see through Mary’s superficial social charm?

Join Opera South in the friendly atmosphere of Haslemere Hall and enjoy Jonathan Dove and Alastair Middleton’s witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park - a thrilling enactment by a professional ensemble of emerging operatic stars.

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