Opera Dinner 600 x 450 - 19th April - Opera Dinner 2024

19th April – Opera Dinner 2024

Posted on 31st Aug 2023 | Mark

Vissi d’arte Vissi d’amore – Friday 19th April 2024

Escape the ordinary and let the enchanting world of opera embrace your senses. Join us for an unforgettable evening where you can immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of opera as you indulge in a delightful feast.

Step into our magnificent Banqueting Hall as we transport you to a realm where troubles melt away and the magic of opera takes centre stage. The title, “Vissi d’arte, Vissi d’amore” captures the essence of this extraordinary event—live, love, and immerse yourself in pure artistic brilliance.

Be swept away by the awe-inspiring performances of our talented opera singers, as they bring to life timeless arias and ensembles. Experience the power, intensity, and soul-stirring stories expressed through their magnificent voices.

But that’s not all! Our culinary maestros have prepared a symphony of flavours that will appease both your palate and your appetite for excellence. Feast upon a carefully curated menu that combines culinary mastery with the freshest, high-quality ingredients. From tantalizing appetizers to mouthwatering mains and delectable desserts, every dish will delight your taste buds and enhance your journey into the world of opera.

So, gather your loved ones, friends, and fellow opera enthusiasts. Leave your cares at the door and prepare for an evening where the worries of the world fade into the background and the beauty of opera takes centre stage.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to forget your troubles and immerse yourself in the wonder of opera while enjoying a culinary extravaganza. Reserve your seats now for “Vissi d’arte, Vissi d’amore”—an event that promises to elevate your spirits and leave you with cherished memories.

This is a fundraising event for Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust (Registered Charity Number: 508357). By attending this special event you are supporting the Trust to achieve its charitable objectives; to restore and preserve this unique piece of Lancashire’s history, and to share this historic gem with our visitors for generations to come. We continue in our work to preserve all records relating to the history of the tower and encourage historical research into the history of Hoghton and the County Palatine of Lancashire. We are passionate in our efforts to share the ever expanding and extensive knowledge base and ongoing research with the community, delivering this through our loyal group of expert volunteers and our educational programme for schools.

Dress Code: Black Tie


Arrival for pre-dinner drinks from 6:30pm.

Seating for dinner is at 7:30pm.

Please arrange carriages for 11:00pm

Food & Drink:

You will be welcomed with a glass of prosecco or fruit juice on arrival.

This will be followed by a delicious three-course dinner and freshly brewed tea and coffee to finish.

Please choose one of our set menu options.

Standard Option Menu:


Warm goats cheese tart with balsamic pearls and chili beetroot salad

Main course:

Feather blade of braised beef served with pumpkin pickled shallots, thyme and rosemary rosti and finished with black garlic and redcurrant jus


Lemon tart with sweetened cream, fresh berries and blackcurrant coulis

Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten Free Option Menu:


Melon Soup – Balls of melon with lime, mint, and warm madeleines

Main course:

Risotto – Wild mushrooms, kale and truffle oil


Vanilla cheesecake served with fresh berries and cherry gel

Please include any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. Please be aware that although we do take precautions to minimise the risk of any cross contamination, we are unable to guarantee that this will not occur.

Additional Drinks: Please pre-purchase table wine for your party during the booking process.

The bar will be open throughout the evening for you to purchase any additional drinks.

Other Useful Information:


Please make your way up the drive towards the Tower where you will be met by our parking steward who will direct you to park on the tilting greens at either side of the drive.


Whilst the fires will be lit, we would advise you to dress warmly for the evening as this historic building can feel chilly at times.


As a Grade I listed historic site, Hoghton Tower does have some access restrictions, for further information see our Facilities & Access Information on our website.

Programme for the evening

The full programme and biographies will be available on our website soon.


All tickets are sold as non-refundable and non-transferable. Please check your tickets carefully and ensure that you can commit to the date and time before you complete your booking, as regrettably, we are unable to accommodate any changes once your booking is finalised.

Every effort will be made to accommodate late arrivals, however, entry would need to be at an appropriate time so as not to disturb the performance and cannot be guaranteed. No refund will be due in this instance.

If we have to cancel the event for any reason, you will be offered a full refund.

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