2018 Season Introduction

9 January
2018

Special Friend and Friend priority booking deadline

21 February
2018

Affiliate Member booking opens

13 March
2018

GO≤35 Member booking opens online

20 March
2018

Performances
1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 20, 23, 28 June 2018
Start time 6.15pm

Pre-performance Talk - Sunday 3 June, 4.30pm

A poet, Olivier, and his rival, the composer Flamand, vie for the primacy of their art and for the love of the Countess, whose charm and artistic refinement they find irresistible. A gathering for the Countess's birthday sets the scene for an evening of passionate discussions between the guests. What is more important: words or music?

Strauss’s final opera, premiered in 1942, has a score filled with warmth, playfulness and a great sense of longing, reflecting the end of his career. 

Our production extends Garsington's international reach as we collaborate for the first time with the world class Santa Fe Opera. Douglas Boyd conducts and will be joined by Tim Albery (director, Idomeneo, 2016) and the award-winning designer Tobias Hoheisel. We are delighted to welcome internationally renowned Swedish soprano Miah Persson, making her Garsington debut as the Countess, with William Dazeley (The Traveller, Death in Venice, 2015) returning as the Count and acclaimed baritone Andrew Shore as theatre director La Roche. 

Sung in German with English supertitles

A collaboration with Santa Fe Opera

Countess
Miah Persson
Flamand
Sam Furness
Olivier
Gavan Ring
La Roche
Andrew Shore
Count
William Dazeley
Clairon
Hanna Hipp
Monsieur Taupe
Graham Clark
Conductor
Douglas Boyd
Director
Tim Albery
Designer
Tobias Hoheisel
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
Garsington Opera Orchestra
June 2018
Friday 1 June
Sunday 3 June
Thursday 7 June
Saturday 9 June
Friday 15 June
Wednesday 20 June
Saturday 23 June
Thursday 28 June