Rusalka at Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera planned its production of Dvořák’s Rusalka for 2020 with Natalya Romaniw in the title role.  Cancelled and re-scheduled for 2022, thankfully still with Romaniw, the production debuted last…

Garsington Opera: Così fan tutte

Dismissed by Beethoven and Wagner, it has taken nearly two centuries for Così fan tutte to emerge from society’s censor and for Mozart’s genius for expressing human nature through sublime…

Monteverdi’s Orfeo at Garsington Opera

What is most striking about John Caird’s new production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo at Garsington Opera is the extent to which it reminds us that the humanist theories informing the aesthetic…

Le Comte Ory: a riotous romp concludes Garsington’s 2021 season

Announcing that there was a full house assembled for the final performance of Garsington’s Le Comte Ory, the Festival’s artistic director Douglas Boyd was greeted by a spontaneous burst of…

Garsington Opera 2021 Season Awards

As the Season comes to a close, Garsington Opera announces the recipients of its four awards for young artists, presented in recognition of their professional and personal contributions and musical…

Garsington Opera announces Youth Company opera commissions 2021/2022

OPERA ANNOUNCES TWO MAJOR OPERA COMMISSIONS FOR 2021/2022 The operas will be performed by community participants with professional adult soloists. Garsington Opera Youth Company gives young people the opportunity to…

Garsington Opera announces dates for the 2021 Season

Garsington Opera have announced dates for the 2021 Season. The digital brochure is available at: https://brochure.garsingtonopera.org/ Priority Booking for the 2021 Season is now open online for members of Garsington Opera.…

Garsington Opera’s The Turn of the Screw wins 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Award

Winners of the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards have been revealed this evening in a digital broadcast featuring performances filmed at London’s Wigmore Hall. A prominent advocate for music this…

Offenbach’s Vert-Vert at Garsington Opera

Is Garsington the new Glyndebourne, a Glyndebourne for the 21st Century?

H‰nsel und Gretel – Garsington Opera at Wormsley

Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette rather softened the story when they came to write the opera Hansel und Gretel, though sufficient undercurrents remain to allow a director scope for exploration of the more psychological aspects of the story.