Introduction - The Skating Rink

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

World Premiere Performances
5, 8, 10, 14, 16 July 2018
Start time 6.50pm

Pre-performance Talk - Sunday 8 July, 5pm

Garsington Opera presents a gripping new commission, written by leading British composer David Sawer with award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey, and based on the novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. 

Nuria, a beautiful young skating champion, has a powerful admirer, Enric, whose obsession drives him to pilfer funds to build her an ice rink in a deserted Spanish mansion. Discovered by an unlikely group of characters, a murder on the ice becomes the centre of this thrilling tale of jealousy, political corruption and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. 

Garry Walker (The Cunning Little Vixen, 2014) returns to conduct with director and designer Stewart Laing making his Garsington debut. The wonderful ensemble cast includes Sam Furness (Baron Lummer, Intermezzo, 2015), Neal Davies (Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte, 2015) and Susan Bickley (Geneviève, Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017). 

Sung in English with English supertitles

Enric
Neal Davies
Gaspar
Sam Furness
Remo
Ben Edquist
Carmen
Susan Bickley
Caridad
Claire Wild
Nuria
Lauren Zolezzi
Rookie
Alan Oke
Pilar
Louise Winter
Conductor
Garry Walker
Director / Designer
Stewart Laing
Costume Designer
Hyemi Shin
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
Movement Director
Sarah Fahie
Garsington Opera Orchestra
July 2018
Thursday 5 July
Sunday 8 July
Tuesday 10 July
Saturday 14 July
Monday 16 July