Jan is the contact person in the Valbonne area for opera and English theatre lovers. With a mailing list, she informs those interested which performances are scheduled and she also arranges ticket reservations and carpooling, where possible. She also gives information on interesting VO English films in the local area.
See below for details of plays and operas
Plays from the National
Plays from the National Theatre, London The spacious cinema in the CIV (International School) in Sophia Antipolis, and the cinema club in Valbonne, occasionally relay selected plays from the National Theatre in London.
Tuesday, November 12th: Small Island at 7.30: CIV, Sophia.
Tuesday , November 26: The Lehman Trilogy at 7.30, CIV, Sophia.
Jan arranges outings and carpooling if required. Ticket prices are as for the CIV operas. Membership cards cover both cinemas. As these are not commercial cinemas you pay directly at the door – no reservations.
A Night at the Opera
This is a group for opera lovers in the Grasse to Sophia area. If you are interested, email Jan to join her mailing list for the season’s productions. The Royal Opera House, London, sends relays to the CIV (International School) in SophiaAntipolis or occasionally the Salle des Fêtes, Valbonne. CIV & Valbonne operas, are paid at the door,, and cost only €8 if you join the Valbonne/ Sophia Cineclub, or €12 otherwise. Carpooling can be arranged if you write in to offer or ask for a lift.
CIV, Sophia: Don Pasquale: Donizetti: Wednesday,
November 20th at 8.15 (moved from October)
Operas from the Metropolitan Opera New York are transmitted to the Théâtre de Grasse. The next Met opera is:
Madam Butterﬂy: Puccini: Saturday, December 7th at 6.55pm
There has been a group price rise for Grasse operas after some years at our bargain price. and a lengthy refurbishment of the theatre. They now cost €23.. If you want to join the group outing to a Grasse opera, please email Jan stating the opera, date and your mobile phone no. and await instructions. Jan will send reminders and buy the tickets and arrange car pooling where possible. Beware ! These operas are not always transmitted ‘en direct’. Both the CIV and Grasse sometimes choose a different date for their showing.