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A finely tuned balancing act for opera punting pair
10:00am Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Abingdon
MIKE and Vanessa Woodward have been performing opera in a punt in their bid to take music to the masses.
The couple, from Sunningwell, near Abingdon, formed the company Opera Anywhere in 2000 after making their debut in their home village.
Now they sing on punts on the River Thames and yesterday entertained diners at The Cherwell Boathouse restaurant in North Oxford.
Mr Woodward said: “We perform at Folly Bridge, at Port Meadow, and at the Henley Festival and it’s not easy to sing and punt at the same time so two people on the punt take it in turns.
“We always get a good reception from the diners at the Cherwell Boathouse – the acoustics on the river means sound carries for quite a long way.”
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