Garsington Opera Shop 2018
We are delighted to reveal the new home for the Garsington Opera Shop, open throughout the season and featuring a range of bespoke collections which have been specially designed for our audience by a selection of renowned British designers.
Fine artist and textile designer Victoria Rees has produced a new Garsington 2018 Scarf Collection using original drawings from her sketchbooks, drawing on production designs and scenes from rehearsals.
The range is printed in Italy and features the stunning Queen of the Night stole, inspired by this year's new production of Die Zauberflöte. Papageno's bird cages and Pamina are at its centre, surrounded by the central characters with the Queen of the Night's famous aria running around the border.
There are two new double-sided stoles, The Marriage of Figaro in evening black and white with characters from the 2017 production, and the Sizzling stole which has been produced to celebrate our new commission The Skating Rink. The beautiful skating champion Nuria appears in her blood red skating boots
For men there is the Papageno double silk amber and blue evening scarf and two pocket squares featuring Papageno and Tamino.
We are also excited to have an exclusive piece for the Garsington Opera 2018 Season from award-winning British contemporary sculptor Tom Hiscocks. The Garsington Deer is a beautiful limited edition of eight pieces made from copper and bronze plated resin on stainless steel on Portland Stone. Tom's collection also includes the Drinking Horse, a large version of which was unveiled at Newbury Racecourse in April 2018.
The rest of the range features items from:
Ale Walsh - clutch bags
Brora - blankets, cashmere ponchos and stoles
Helen Bromovsky - the Ottoman Collection of Pasha and Sultini coats
Jacobs Field Lavender - candles, handwash and hand cream
Jess Russell Flint - Garsington Opera umbrella and picnic basket
Jos Whinney - garden benches
Matthew Rice - picnic plates, bowls and melamine beakers
Sibylle Wex - hand-painted bow ties, pocket squares and scarves
Vicki Sarge - Swaroski crystal earrings, broaches and necklaces
Zebedee Helm - the 2018 Garsington Opera mug