Longborough Festival Opera
Longbourough Festival Opera is one of the UK’s finest country opera houses: an intamate 500-seat theatre set amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds.
Each performance at Longborough is a production created especially for the festival, with talented designers, directors, conductors and the best up-and-coming artists uniting to bring you something you won’t have seen anywhere else. Overlooking the spectacular views of the Evenlode valley, every performance includes a 90-minute dining interval – with plenty of time to take in the scenery, enjoy a picnic, or book a space in the exclusive on-site restaurant.
Founded by Martin and Lizzie Graham and located in the grounds of their home, a visit to Longborough ensures an intimate and unique experience which truly captures the drama and emotion happening on stage. Longborough Festival Opera is a privately funded charity: with no public subsidy, the organisation relies on ticket sales and the generosity of its supporters.
The 2020 Programme
The exciting 2020 programme includes four new productions: Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Monterverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses), Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and the continuation of the Ring cycle with Wagner’s Die Walküre.
Longborough’s Music Director and “Wagnerian supremo” (Observer) Anthony Negus joins director Amy Lane for Die Walküre, as Wagner’s epic tale of Der Ring des Niblungen continues: described as “a Ring to travel miles to hear” (Opera Now).
Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love comes to Longborough for the first time, with conductor Alice Farnham and Giffords Circus director Cal McCrystal. Robert Howarth leads the Academy of Ancient Music for Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses, directed by Longborough’s Artistic Director Polly Graham. To close the season, Longborough’s Emerging Artists are joined by a new Youth Chorus of local children and young people for Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Conducted by Justin Brown and directed by Olivia Fuchs, this production will be presented in David Pountney’s acclaimed English translation.
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