Thursday, 15 November 2018

Garsington tickets are going on public sale, but they’ll go quick

TICKETS for this summer’s Garsington Opera season at Wormsley are going on public sale on

TICKETS for this summer’s Garsington Opera season at Wormsley are going on public sale on Tuesday — but artistic director Douglas Boyd has warned they are likely to sell out fast.

The four productions this year are Tchaikovsky’s

Eugene Onegin
, Rossini’s

L’italiana in Algeri
, Mozart’s early masterpiece

, and a collaboration with dance company Rambert on Haydn’s

The Creation

Last year saw 98 per cent of the available seats sold, but since then a membership drive has helped boost demand even further.

Booking for affiliate members opened on March 1, and Mr Boyd, who joined Garsington in 2013, said this was the busiest year he had witnessed to date.

Of the seats remaining to be sold, he said: “They’ll have to be snapped up pretty quickly because ticket sales are going incredibly well. Amazing — we’re nearly sold out.”

He added: “It’s really important that we have seats available for the general public, but of course it’s a membership-based organisation and once you become a member you get certain priorities in booking.

“What is great this year is that there was a membership drive — there’s more members and the tickets are going incredibly well for this season.

“We’re now doing 50 performances this year, which we think will be more or less sold out, if not totally oversold.”

Affiliate membership is still available for a suggested donation of £20.

It is also possible to join a waiting list for cancellations.

To enquire about ticket prices and availability, call 01865 361636 or visit

* See next week’s

Henley Standard

for a full-length interview with Douglas Boyd.

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