Garsington’s Fidelio in Concert: BBC Radio 3 broadcast

We are especially pleased to be able to share the sold-out performances
with a larger audience as the first public opera performance to be
broadcast since lockdown.

Alan Davey, Controller BBC Radio 3 and BBC Classical Music said:

“In a special year of 250 years of Beethoven, it’s particularly
wonderful to be sharing Garsington’s Fidelio performance with our
listeners and in doing so, continuing our support for the festivals and
arts community who are getting back on their feet after quarantine. I
can’t wait to tune-in and hear members of the Philharmonia Orchestra
and Garsington Opera Chorus, along with the fabulous cast, tell a story
that seems ever more relevant today.”

Nicola Creed, Executive Director of Garsington Opera, said:

“We are so delighted to welcome these wonderful artists back to
Wormsley; it is a privilege to be making music for an audience again.
We are also very grateful for BBC Radio 3’s essential support of this
project, and others, as performing organisations make their tentative
steps back to the stage.”

The cast, announced this week, is as follows:

Leonore – Katherine Broderick

Florestan – Toby Spence

Rocco – Joshua Bloom

Pizarro – David Soar

Marzelline – Galina Averina

Jaquino –

Trystan Ll?r Griffiths

Fernando – Richard Burkhard

First Prisoner – Richard Pinkstone

Second Prisoner – Thomas D Hopkinson

Conductor – Douglas Boyd

Stage Director, Lighting & Projection Designer – Peter Mumford

Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra & Garsington Opera Chorus

Peter Mumford’s semi-staged concert of Beethoven’s masterwork, complete
with a beautifully filmed backdrop, was commissioned by the Orchestre de
chambre de Paris and last performed by Garsington Opera at the Philharmonie
in Paris in 2016. Here Douglas Boyd conducts members of the Philharmonia
Orchestra in a specially arranged, reduced orchestration.

Garsington Opera’s hybrid indoor / outdoor theatre is unique in being able
to bring live opera to a paying audience whilst ensuring the safety and
comfort of all involved. The audience will be socially distanced within the
auditorium in household groups, further protected by screens specially made
for musical performances. ‘SingScreen’ was invented by Matthew Thomas
Morgan, a member of our chorus in 2018. See for
further details.

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