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Opera, Sun 24 Nov 2019, £40

Joan Rodgers

Joan Rodgers


The programme will include Tchaikovsky (from his set of French songs), Gounod, Poulenc, Fauré, Britten (French folk songs), Manuel Rosenthal and more.

Joan, from Cleator Moor, obtained a degree in Russian from Liverpool University and then studied at the RNCM. She made her professional début in 1982 as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at Aix-en-Provence Festival, which quickly led to roles at ENO and Covent Garden and in opera houses throughout Europe.

She has had many notable performances, not least Last Night of the Proms in 1988, and in 2005 she sang in Handel’s Ariodante with the Bavarian State Opera in Tokyo.

In 2010 she was appointed to the International Chair of Singing at the RNCM, and for her services to music she was awarded the CBE in 2001.

Carlisle-based Julia Cobby studied English Literature at Oxford while continuing her musical studies in London with Paul Hamburger. She has worked exclusively with singers, being in high demand as a vocal coach and repetiteur, as well as playing for masterclasses and performing in recitals throughout the country.

She has performed for many Rosehill events, both in the theatre and through Rosehill on the Road, and it is a delight to welcome her back.

This event is part of our French festival to mark the arrival of the new season's Beaujolais Nouveau, which also includes:

Tina May and her Paris Cats - Friday 22 November

Marcel Lucont - Saturday 23 November

Beaujolais Nouveau themed menu in The Green Room restaurant

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 24 Nov 2019 13:00 to 15:00



£40 including two-course French-style menu on stage

Plus booking fee


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


CA28 6SE


Plan route to Rosehill Theatre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 990201  Lat: 54.56599 Long: -3.56360

Rosehill Theatre and Cinema are one mile north of Whitehaven. From the main A595, take the turning at the brown tourist sign marked Rosehill Theatre. The theatre is situated about half a mile on the left hand side and is clearly signposted.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria

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