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MacMillan Gidleigh Opera

By February 17, 2017January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

Macmillan Gidleigh Opera (MGO) are inviting music lovers to join them for a magical fund-raising evening on Saturday, 17 June 2017 in the wonderful grounds of Gidleigh Park, Devon's most prestigious 5 star hotel.

This exclusive gala evening will feature Highlights from the Opera and is being held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The soloists, sponsored by The Three Crowns Inn Chagford, and young stars of the future, will be from the National Opera Studio in London and are destined to go on to become well-known names in operatic circles Worldwide. Alumni of NOS include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Lesley Garrett.

The evening will be introduced on stage by BBC's 'Any Questions?' host, and Devon resident, Jonathan Dimbleby.

Tickets, available from Exeter Northcott Theatre, are limited in number and hospitality will include wine, sponsored by Jackson Stops & Staff, and canapés to be enjoyed under canvas before the commencement of the main event.

An interval wine bar will be offering drinks refreshments for purchase. During the interval, an auction of superb exclusive lots, offered in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, will take place. Lots include a Babeny Farm Stables guided horse ride across High Dartmoor, a 4×4 drive with Land Rover Experience West Country, a private guided tour of the Met Office Exeter, and a chauffeur driven tour of Dartmoor in a classic yellow Rolls Royce.

As a very special indulgence MGO picnics are available to purchase in advance – 'Luxury' or 'Summer Supper', designed by Michael Wignall, Gidleigh Park Hotel's award winning 2 Michelin Star chef.

In addition, there is an opportunity to hire a private dining tent by booking in advance. This can be for a private party or for companies who may wish to entertain a small groups of clients.

The evening will conclude with a display of fireworks.

MGO are currently seeking sponsors and donations in support of the infrastructure, staging or fireworks, to enable a special evening to pass with a bit of extra sparkle. Offers can be made by contacting 01647 433 771.

By helping to raise funds through Macmillan Gidleigh Opera, Macmillan Cancer Support will be able to further maintain the many dedicated Macmillan clinicians and Macmillan support projects around the county of Devon.

Macmillan Gidleigh Opera tickets are available from Exeter Northcott Theatre, 01392 726363, or from the Macmillan Gidleigh Opera web site: where updates will be published on a regular basis and on our Facebook page.