Sunday, 17 December 2017

Opera season 2014 includes choice of unusual works

TICKETS to this year’s Garsington Opera season go on sale in April.

The event, now based at Wormsley, is known for staging lesser-known operas and celebrates its 25th anniversary with three unusual choices — the British premiere of Offenbach’s comedy Vert-Vert, Janácek’s 20th century masterpiece The Cunning Little Vixen and a revival of Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio.

The season runs from June 6 to July 13 and includes the first ever concert given by the Garsington Opera Orchestra at the Opera Pavilion on Sunday, July 6. This is the culmination of a weekend commemorating the First World War with a celebrity recital and a masterclass, tours of the world-famous Getty Library and a symposium entitled Peace in our Time.

For the first time, there will be a performance specially designated for schools as part of Garsington Opera’s OperaFirst education programme.

And for the third year running an opera performance will be relayed to the beach at Skegness as part of the festival.

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