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Insight Talks
Increase your knowledge of the repertoire in advance of the opera season. These talks will provide historical background and musical context, a fascinating opportunity for opera aficionados and novices alike.
Wed 3/5/17 7:00PM Pelleas et Melisande Insight
Wed 10/5/17 7:00PM Il turco in Italia Insight

The god Jupiter is captivated by intoxicating beauty in a dramatic love story of the divine and the mortal. It cannot last, and Semele suffers the consequences. We welcome back Annilese Miskimmon, Artistic Director of Norwegian National Opera, with Jonathan Cohen making his Garsington Opera conducting debut.
Thu 1/6/17 5:55PM Semele
Sat 3/6/17 5:55PM Semele
Fri 9/6/17 5:55PM Semele
Sun 11/6/17 5:55PM Semele
Thu 15/6/17 5:55PM Semele
Sat 24/6/17 5:55PM Semele
Fri 30/6/17 5:55PM Semele
Tue 4/7/17 5:55PM Semele

Le nozze di Figaro
It is the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna, servants of the Almaviva estate, but as events and the Count's roving eye conspire to disrupt their marriage, all relationships are tested. A recreation of John Cox's critically acclaimed 2005 Garsington production, Mozart's sublime masterpiece is conducted by Artistic Director, Douglas Boyd.

Fri 2/6/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Sun 4/6/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Thu 8/6/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Sat 10/6/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Sat 17/6/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Mon 3/7/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Thu 6/7/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Sun 9/7/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Tue 11/7/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Fri 14/7/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro
Sun 16/7/17 5:25PM Le nozze di Figaro

Pre-performance Talks
Add to your enjoyment of the evening's performance by discovering more about the production, as members of the artistic team discuss the opera and their creative process. We aim for 45 minutes of discussion and debate.
Sat 3/6/17 4:30PM Semele Talk
Sun 4/6/17 4:00PM Le nozze di Figaro Talk
Sun 18/6/17 4:30PM Pelléas et Mélisande Talk
Thu 29/6/17 4:30PM Il turco in Italia Talk

Pelléas et Mélisande
Prince Golaud finds a mysterious young woman in the forest and delights in making her his wife. A dangerous love triangle emerges as she grows perilously close to his brother, Pelléas. Michael Boyd and Tom Piper (Eugene Onegin, 2016) return with Jac van Steen (Intermezzo, 2015) conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra in their Garsington debut; together they explore Debussy's dreamworld of shadows and secrets.

Fri 16/6/17 5:55PM Pelléas et Mélisande
Sun 18/6/17 5:55PM Pelléas et Mélisande
Thu 22/6/17 5:55PM Pelléas et Mélisande
Sun 25/6/17 5:55PM Pelléas et Mélisande
Tue 27/6/17 5:55PM Pelléas et Mélisande
Sat 1/7/17 5:55PM Pelléas et Mélisande
Fri 7/7/17 5:55PM Pelléas et Mélisande

Il turco in Italia
Prosdocimo, a toiling poet, finds his muse in the flirtatious Fiorilla and her husband, Geronio. When a dashing Turkish stranger arrives, a comedy of unrequieted love and confused identity ensues. Rossini's deliciously layered plot sees games go wrong and lessons learned. Martin Duncan's joyous 2011 production is conducted by Rossini afficionado David Parry.

Mon 26/6/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia
Thu 29/6/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia
Sun 2/7/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia
Wed 5/7/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia
Sat 8/7/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia
Mon 10/7/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia
Thu 13/7/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia
Sat 15/7/17 5:55PM Il turco in Italia

Silver Birch
Garsington Opera's Learning & Participation Programme presents Silver Birch: a new commission by composer Roxanna Panufnik and librettist Jessica Duchen, uniting professional artists with 180 members of the local community. Through music, dance and Siegfried Sassoon's poetry, people of all ages explore the extraordinary power of love in the devastating context of war.
Fri 28/7/17 7:30PM Silver Birch
Sat 29/7/17 7:30PM Silver Birch
Sun 30/7/17 7:30PM Silver Birch