2019 Season announced - 30th Anniversary
We are delighted to announce details of the 2019 Season, celebrating 30 years of Garsington Opera.
We present four new productions and launch a new partnership with The English Concert.
The Season opens with Smetana's The Bartered Bride on 29 May with Natalya Romaniw (Eugene Onegin, 2016) as Mařenka, Paul Curran (Death in Venice, 2015) to direct and Jac van Steen (Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017) to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra, who join us for the third year of our partnership.
The Bartered Bride: 29, 31 May & 6, 8, 11, 15, 20, 23, 30 June
We welcome back Michael Boyd (Eugene Onegin, 2016 and Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017) to direct Don Giovanni with Douglas Boyd conducting and Jonathan McGovern (Die Zauberflöte, 2018) in the title role with a stellar cast.
Don Giovanni: 30 May, 1, 7, 13, 24, 29 June & 3, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21 July
In celebration of Offenbach's bicentenary we bring the UK stage premiere of Fantasio, featuring Hanna Hipp (Capriccio, 2018) in the title role, Jennifer France (Le nozze di Figaro, 2017) as Princess Elsbeth and director Martin Duncan (Il turco in Italia, 2017) with conductor Justin Doyle making his Garsington debut.
Fantasio: 14, 16, 22, 27 June & 5, 8, 11, 17, 20 July
The final production of the seven week season is Britten's The Turn of the Screw. Louisa Muller makes her Garsington directing debut and we welcome back Richard Farnes (Falstaff, 2018) to conduct and Sophie Bevan (The Magic Flute, 2011) as the Governess.
The Turn of the Screw: 1, 4, 7, 13, 15, 19 July
The season of celebrations ends with the Garsington debut of one of the world's leading ensembles for Baroque and Classical music, The English Concert. Three concert performances of Monteverdi's choral masterpiece Vespers of 1610 mark the start of their residency with us. Laurence Cummings (L'Olimpiade, 2012) returns to conduct with a stunning cast of principal singers and the Garsington Opera Chorus.
Vespers of 1610: 24, 25, 26 July