Giasone, Iford Manor, Wiltshire

Cavalli.pngAnna Picard [The Independent, 20 July 2008]
Built in 1914, the cloisters in the Peto Garden at Iford Manor seat only 90 people. Ticket prices for Iford’s opera season are high, around £90, though not high enough to cover costs. It should be a place for champagne picnics and corporate entertainment. Instead, it’s a place for six-foot-tall lager-drinking rabbits, lustful squaddies, buxom blondes and tour guides welcoming us to Colchis, the “sun, sea and sex resort”.