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: 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.

Rossini Maometto Secondo Garsington Opera at Wormsley

Rossini’s Maometto Secondo is a major coup for Garsington Opera at Wormsley, confirming its status as the leading specialist Rossini house in Britain. Maometto Secondo is a masterpiece, yet rarely performed because it’s formidably difficult to sing. It’s a saga with some of the most intense music Rossini ever wrote, expressing a drama so powerful that one can understand why early audiences needed “happy endings” to water down its impact

Rossini Maometto Secondo at Garsington Opera – David Parry speaks

Garsington Opera at Wormsley is producing the British premiere of Giacomo Rossini¥s Maometto Secondo. Garsington Opera is well-known for its role in reviving Rossini rarities in Britain. Since 1994, there have been 14 productions of 12 Rossini operas, and David Parry has
conducted eleven since 2002. He¥s very enthusiastic about Maometto Secondo.

Douglas Boyd on Garsington Opera at Wormsley

“Aim for excellence”, says Douglas Boyd, new Artistic Director of Garsington Opera at Wormsley, “and the audience will follow you”.

Garsington Opera at Wormsley

Director David Freeman tells why this is an event worth experiencing in the Olympic year.