Nicholas Heath director
Francesca Matta Cho-Cho San
Quentin Hayes Sharpless
We are delighted to announce that we have Picnic Boxes and a special Opera Supper available during the interval, with menu options detailed below. Picnic Boxes are £12 per box (menu here), and the Opera Supper is £85 per person (menu here), preceded by a champagne reception.
Please pre-order your food when booking your tickets (also available online), or if you have already booked tickets and would like to join us for food, please contact our Box Office on 0845 40 24 001 during opening hours.
East meets West with tragic consequences in this most heart-rending of operas. Puccini’s poignant and gloriously romantic score illuminates the devastating tale of the young Japanese Geisha Cho-Cho-San who falls in love with dashing American naval officer Pinkerton. Unrequited love, abandonment and betrayal lead to a climactic and agonising final sacrifice.
We’re delighted to welcome Opera a la Carte, sister company of Regents Opera, to St George’s for this evening of summer opera. One of the UK’s most original chamber opera companies, it draws established talents and rising stars, including from Covent Garden and ENO.
Please note: This production is sung in Italian, and features costumes and some stage furniture. The music is performed by a small chamber ensemble.
An hour long picnic interval between Acts I and II allows time for you to reserve a place for our special opera supper menu in our new Café Bar, or book one of our delicious picnic boxes.
5pm Café-Bar opens
7pm Act I
8.15pm Hour long interval
9.15pm Act II
10.20pm Opera ends
£12 per box – pre-order yours via our checkout or box office up to 3 days before the opera (2 July)
Sourdough sandwich with a choice of filling:
Smoked chicken, bacon and avocado with dill mayo
Mozzarella, homemade pesto, semi-sun-dried tomato and fresh basil (V)
Homemade lemon hummus, dressed leaves, spiced chickpeas and toasted nuts (VG)
A choice of:
Fennel and carraway scotch egg or
Avocado, chilli and cherry tomato salad with crispy onion (VG)
Hand cut potato crisps
Fresh summer berry salad with elderflower
£85 per person – pre-order your supper via our checkout or box office up to 3 days before the opera (2 July)
Tortilla crisp with avocado, chilli, lime, pecorino and coriander (V)
Poppy seed cracker with smoked chicken and dill mayonnaise
Marinated cucumber with mango salsa (VG)
Faux steak fillet with potato crisp and bacon jam
Slow roasted autumn lamb
(fresh basil and mint salsa, herb Jersey Royals, chilled carrot and clementine purée, carrot crisps)
Summer squash, chilli and goat’s cheese strudel
(marinated beetroot salad, fresh goat’s cheese, dressed leaves and micro herbs) (V)
Sumer squash, chilli and walnut strudel
(marinated beetroot salad, toasted walnuts, dressed leaves and micro herbs) (VG)
(Grapefruit gel, fresh summer berry and citrus salad, zesty creme fraiche, lemon balm)
Dark chocolate and blood orange torte
(Grapefruit gel, fresh summer berry and citrus salad, lemon cream, lemon balm) (VG)
All our produce is locally and responsibly sourced wherever possible. Please ask our Box Office or Café Bar staff for further information including allergens and ingredients. A full list of allergens used in our dishes is available upon request. Our chefs will be happy to accommodate your needs wherever possible. Options for Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free picnic boxes are available to select during booking, and any other dietary requirements can be stated upon checkout.