Cast announcement: The Skating Rink

We regret to announce that, due to reasons of ill-health, Neal Davies has had to withdraw from performing the role of Enric in The Skating Rink this July. We are, however, delighted that Grant Doyle has agreed to perform the role for the World Premiere performances at Garsington Opera this summer (5 – 16 July 2018).
Grant Doyle has performed many notable roles at Garsington Opera to critical acclaim, most recently the title role in Don Giovanni (2012) and Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen (2014).

The Skating Rink is 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) and Susan Bickley (Geneviève, Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017). 

Sung in English with English supertitles