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Garsington Opera

Benjamin Britten’s psychological thriller, based on Henry James’ ambiguous ghost story, must have been doubly shocking in 1950s Britain. This gripping production, directed by Louisa...

Garsington’s third new production for 2019 brings the UK stage premiere of an opera first performed in Paris in 1872, but only very rarely...

Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Michael Boyd has collaborated with Garsington’s artistic director, conductor Douglas Boyd (no relation) before, though this time the...

The opening production of Garsington Opera’s 30th-anniversary season finds the festival at the top of its game. The Philharmonia – one of the world’s leading...

Towards the end of a strong season, Garsington unveils a new opera – other than community works the first at this venue. It’s the fourth...

Bruno Ravella’s staging of Verdi’s final opera Falstaff -- based on The Merry Wives of Windsor -- is set around the time of the...

Garsington has a long track record with Richard Strauss, and in their 30th season, they return to his operatic will and testament, Capriccio. He described...

Mozart’s Magic Flute is many things: a pantomime, a philosophical drama, a lowbrow comedy, a spiritual quest, a fairy-tale. Reconciling all of these into...

Opera may have a reputation in the UK for being ‘toffee-nosed and corporate’ but the genre is blossoming across the country. Steph Power discovers...
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