A farcical romp, replete with Rossini's delectable music
4 January
2021

Ingrams Circle, Constellation & Patron Booking Deadline

25 January
2021

Special Friend & Friend Booking Deadline

23 March
2021

Affiliate Booking Deadline

30 March
2021

GO≤35 Booking Deadline

23 April
2021

Public Booking Opens

Performances
2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, 25 July 2021
Start Time: 6pm

Count Ory is a chancer, bent on seducing the Countess Adele while the menfolk are away fighting the Crusades. The women’s decision to spurn all other men until they return only increases Ory’s determination to overcome the obstacles in his way. There are disguises and confusions, thunderstorms and drunken debauches, romantic entanglements and mistaken identities under cover of darkness.

Rossini’s final comedy is a farcical romp, replete with delectable music, ranging from skittish coloratura fireworks to melting intensity and poignant lyricism, along with vocal and instrumental dazzlement, slapstick and bravura energy.

For this new production we welcome award-winning director Cal McCrystal for the first time with fast-rising international star Jack Swanson in the title role. Valentina Peleggi makes her Garsington Opera debut conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Count Ory (ex. 22 & 25 July)
Jack Swanson
Count Ory (22 & 25 July)
Robert Murray
Adèle
Andrea Carroll
Isolier
Katie Bray
Raimbaud
Jacques Imbrailo
Ragonde
Patricia Bardon
Tutor
Joshua Bloom
Conductor
Valentina Peleggi
Director
Cal McCrystal
Designer
takis
Lighting Designer
Jake Wiltshire
Choreographer
Tim Claydon
Philharmonia Orchestra
Garsington Opera Chorus
Sung in French with English supertitles
July 2021
Friday 2 July
Sunday 4 July
Thursday 8 July
Saturday 10 July
Monday 12 July
Thursday 15 July
Saturday 17 July
Thursday 22 July
Sunday 25 July
Start time: 
6pm