Creative Director, Learning & Participation
In 2007 Karen started working with Garsington as a freelance artist working on various learning and participation projects. In 2011 she took on the additional consultancy role of Creative Director of the Learning & Participation Programme advising on the development of a strategy for L&P with the aim of devising an inspirational programme for all ages. She enjoys collaborating with such a passionate team. Karen also works as a freelance artist for many other opera houses in the UK and abroad and still occasionally finds time for family life.
Box Office Assistant
Julian first joined the Garsington Opera administration team in 2016 as L&P Coordinator, where he now works full time in the Box Office team. He trained as a baritone at RSAMD and sang for three seasons in the chorus at Garsington Manor (including the flooded Fidelio) and has sung with the Philharmonia Chorus around Europe and with numerous ensembles in London. Prior to returning to Garsington, Julian's theatre roles have included Chorus Manager at Dorset Opera Festival and Customer Services Co-ordinator at Royal Albert Hall. Julian also works as a freelance production photographer and has taken many of the images featured on our website.
Digital Marketing Manager
Georgie joined Garsington Opera as Digital Marketing Manager in 2020 after working at the London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. As a singer and violinist, she completed a music degree at the University of York and still enjoys performing in a variety of choral ensembles. In her free time, Georgie enjoys baking, pencil drawing, and running or cycling in the countryside.
Membership, Box Office and Development Assistant
Daisy joined Garsington Opera in January 2022 as Membership, Box Office and Development Assistant. After graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the summer of 2020, Daisy worked as Music Administrator in King Edward VI High School for Girls, Edgbaston. Alongside this, she has worked for several arts organisations in Birmingham, such as BMusic and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Daisy sang in the CBSO Chorus for 5 years before moving to Oxfordshire and also has a huge passion for Baroque opera. When not at work, Daisy enjoys the creative aspects of baking, cross-stitch and walks in the countryside.
Box Office & Operations Manager
Jack joined Garsington Opera in 2021 having previously worked in bookings and ticketing for Dartington Music Summer School, Coventry City of Culture and London Sinfonietta. A music graduate from the University of Surrey, he is a keen electric bass player and performs with various casual ensembles and function bands. Outside of work, Jack is a member of various railway preservation groups, a persistent amateur cook and a road trip aficionado.
Press & PR Consultant
Anna Kenyon is a freelance press consultant who has worked for clients including Hyperion Records, the English Concert and the Ryedale Festival. She began her career at Faber Music. When not at the opera she is also to be found in the choir stalls of many of London's churches, swimming in rivers, lakes and the sea, and enjoying the architecture and history of East London.