22 November
2019

Ingrams Circle, Constellation & Patron deadline

7 January
2020

Special Friend & Friend deadline

25 February
2020

Affiliate Member booking opens at 10am

17 March
2020

GO≤35 Member booking opens at 10am

24 March
2020

Public booking opens at 10am

Performances
29, 31 May 2020
5, 11, 13, 20, 29 June 2020
2 July 2020

Start time 6.20pm
Insight Talk - Tuesday 21 April, 6.30pm, Oxford

Mitridate’s kingdom is under siege by Rome, and his sons, Farnace and Sifare, are both in love with Aspasia, the woman he plans to marry. Mitridate vows to take revenge on them all, while Ismene, Farnace’s scorned fiancée, tries to find a path to reconciliation. As the threat of Rome looms ever closer, this fractured family’s outbursts of fear, jealousy and pent-up passion grow ever more frenzied. 

The young Mozart, only 14 at the opera’s Milan premiere, combines glorious melody, dazzling vocal fireworks and exquisitely tender melancholy in his first opera seria. Opening in the year of Beethoven’s birth, it received immediate acclaim. 

We welcome back Tim Albery (Idomeneo, 2016 and Capriccio, 2018) to direct, conductor Clemens Schuldt makes his Garsington debut and Robert Murray (Semele, 2017, and Vespers of 1610, 2019) sings the title role. 

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Mitridate
Robert Murray
Aspasia
Elizabeth Watts
Sifare
Mary Bevan
Farnace
Tim Mead
Ismene
Jennifer France
Arbate
Colin Judson
Marzio
Florian Panzieri
Conductor
Clemens Schuldt
Director
Tim Albery
Designer
Hannah Clark
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
The English Concert
May
Friday 29 May
Sunday 31 May
June
Friday 5 June
Thursday 11 June
Saturday 13 June
Saturday 20 June
Monday 29 June
July
Thursday 2 July