28, 30 May 2020
6, 10, 19, 28 June 2020
12, 15 July 2020

Verdi's first comic opera, King for a Day (the only other being Falstaff) displays his mastery of rhythmic vitality and fast-paced ensembles. The plot is a vibrant tale of thwarted love and mistaken identities. In Verdi's young hands the characters come vividly to life; the emotions are raw and real. Christopher Alden makes his Garsington directing debut, Tobias Ringborg (Idomeneo, 2016) returns to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra with Richard Burkhard and Henry Waddington (Falstaff, 2018) as Belfiore and Barone di Kelbar. 

Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 

Thursday 28 May
Saturday 30 May
Saturday 6 June
Wednesday 10 June
Friday 19 June
Sunday 28 June
Sunday 12 July
Wednesday 15 July