2020 Season Introduction

22 November

Ingrams Circle, Constellation & Patron deadline

7 January

Special Friend & Friend deadline

25 February

Affiliate Member booking opens at 10am

17 March

GO≤35 Member booking opens at 10am

24 March

Public booking opens at 10am

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

Start time 6.30pm
Insight Talk - Tuesday 31 March, 6.30pm, Oxford 

The King of Poland has left to reclaim his throne. When he asks Belfiore to impersonate him, the power goes to his head. But will his matchmaking go to plan, and can he fool everyone, even if it's only for a day? Bumbling bureaucrats, demanding daughters and preoccupied young lovers create turmoil - maybe being King isn't the happy ending Belfiore was hoping for. 

Verdi's first comic opera, King for a Day (the only other being Falstaff) is an energetic display of rhythmic vitality, dazzling arias and fast-paced ensembles, bringing the characters vividly to life; the emotions are raw and real. 

Christopher Alden makes his Garsington directing debut, Tobias Ringborg (Idomeneo, 2016) returns to conduct, with Richard Burkhard (Falstaff, 2018) as Belfiore and Christine Rice (Semele, 2017) as the Marchesa. 

Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 

Grant Doyle
Marchesa di Poggio
Christine Rice
Barone di Kelbar
Henry Waddington
Giulietta di Kelbar
Siobhan Stagg
Konu Kim
La Rocca
Richard Burkhard
Tobias Ringborg
Christopher Alden
Set & Lighting Designer
Charles Edwards
Costume Designer
Sue Willmington
Movement Director
Tim Claydon
Philharmonia Orchestra & Garsington Opera Chorus
Thursday 28 May
Saturday 30 May
Saturday 6 June
Wednesday 10 June
Friday 19 June
Sunday 28 June
Sunday 12 July
Wednesday 15 July