Garsington Opera gives performances of great artistic quality in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty. Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion, which sits within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London.
The 2014 season marks our 25th anniversary and we celebrate with two masterpieces and one undiscovered gem. The season opens on Friday 6 June and features a revival of our acclaimed 2009 production of Beethoven’s Fidelio; the British premiere of Offenbach’s ﬂeet-footed and funny Vert-Vert; and Janáček’s 20th century masterpiece The Cunning Little Vixen. We also present, in this First World War centenary year, Peace in our Time? a special all-day event festival offering the opportunity to hear a celebrity cello recital by Steven Isserlis, readings of unheard Siegfried Sassoon poetry, an Old Masters cricket match, and an uplifting concert culminating in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.