Night Under the Stars 2019

Opera stars Michael Fabiano and Joyce El-Khoury to perform at Night Under The Stars Concert in aid of The Passage

Internationally renowned singers and Royal Opera House regulars, Michael Fabiano and Joyce El-Khoury, will lead performances for our 19th annual Night Under The Stars concert at the Royal Festival Hall to raise money for The Passage. The concert will be held on 5 November 2019.

This year we are celebrating the Magic of Italian Opera, hosted by long-term supporter of The Passage, BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trewlany. The programme will showcase arias from The Barber of Seville (Rossini), Nabucco (Verdi), Tosca and Turandot (Puccini). Night Under The Stars will also feature the Orion Orchestra conducted by recent ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow Toby Purser. They will be joined by Mezzo Soprano Clare Preland, Baritone Simon Thorpe and Streetwise Opera, the award-winning performing arts charity for people who are or have been homeless, as well as the Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin Chamber Choir and Trinity School Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs.

Tickets are available from The Passage direct (please call 0207 592 1856 or email or via the Royal Festival Hall website

Tickets are also on sale from The Passage for pre and post-concert receptions where there will be the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes in the raffle and auction.

Before the concert…

Kick start your evening festivities at our Night Under The Stars Italian café themed pre-concert reception from 5:30pm. Enjoy coffees and canapés in Capri, along with an assortment of other fine Italian foods.

After the concert…

Continue a magical evening at our post-concert champagne reception from 9pm. An evening reception inspired by the Al Fresco Italian lifestyle, featuring sumptuous bowl food and canapés.

Night Under The Stars silent auction

The auction is open to everyone, even if you are unable to attend the event. We’ve got some fantastic lots and all proceeds go towards our frontline homelessness services.

Take a look here 

This auction will be available from Tuesday 31 October until 09:00 on Tuesday  5 November when online bidding will close. Bidding will re-open at the Night Under The Stars pre- and post-concert reception later,  concluding at 22:30. If you are unable to attend the reception you can still give yourself a good chance of winning by placing a proxy or maximum bid on the jumblebee page.  We will then carry your bid over to the live silent auction and continue bidding on your behalf up to your maximum.

Music as a tool for rebuilding lives, Toby Purser

Read Night Under The Stars Artistic Director, Toby Purser’s opinion piece here.