Die tote Stadt at Longborough Festival Opera

‘Bruges était sa morte.  Et sa morte était Bruges.’  In his novella Bruges-la-Morte (1892), the Belgian symbolist author George Rodenbach makes clear the affinity between the ‘dead city’, Bruges, and…

A gripping Siegfried at Longborough Festival Opera

There’s something wholly satisfying when an opera is allowed to breathe its own magic without overworked directorial interference.  This new production of Siegfried – originally planned for 2021 – forms…

Martin Graham steps down as Chairman of Longborough Festival Opera

Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, Martin Graham, founder of Longborough Festival Opera, is stepping down from the Board which he has chaired for over 20 years. Martin will retain his…

Longborough Festival Opera appoints inaugural Ring Cycle Conducting Fellow

Longborough Festival Opera has appointed Harry Sever as its first Ring Cycle Conducting Fellow. Sever will work alongside Longborough Music Director and eminent Wagnerian Anthony Negus for the next three seasons as the festival builds…

From 6pm tonight: Longborough Festival Opera streaming 2021 production of Die Walküre

Longborough Festival Opera will stream its 2021 concert production of Die Walküre from 6pm BST tonight.Watch here(Available on demand until Friday 25 February 2022) This concert production of Die Walküre was filmed live at Longborough…

Longborough Festival Opera to stage three productions in Circus Big Top this season

Longborough Festival Opera has introduced a new venue for 2021: the Big Top. Three of the festival’s 2021 productions will take place in this new venue: Cosi fan tutte, The…

Booking Now Open: Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at Longborough Festival Opera, December 19th and 20th

Director Christopher Luscombe brings his new production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci to Longborough Festival Opera on 19th and 20th December. Peter Auty leads an all-star cast in this 50-minute chamber staging, including Elin Pritchard, Robert Hayward, Nicholas Lester and…