GARSINGTON OPERA AT WORMSLEY
Garsington Opera was founded in 1989 by the late Leonard Ingrams and his wife Rosalind, at Garsington Manor near Oxford. In 2011, the company moved into its new home in the Opera Pavilion in the Deer Park at Wormsley.
On performance days, patrons arrive at Wormsley from 3.30pm, in time to explore the Estate and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the Boundary Room, overlooking the Cricket Ground. There’s also the opportunity to take a short journey in the complimentary vintage bus to the Walled Garden, enjoy the view of the Deer Park and lake from the Champagne Bar on the Lower Terrace of the Opera Pavilion or take a stroll around the Opera Garden and Home Farm.
Performances begin in the early evening, with a dinner interval which lasts approximately 85 minutes. Dining options include fine dining in the Boundary Room or a private or catered picnic in any of a number of locations around the Opera Pavilion. Performances end around 10.15pm.
For 2019, from late May to the last week of July, Garsington will celebrate 30 years with a program of four new productions and the launch of a new partnership with The English Concert. The season opens on 29th May with Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, and continues with Don Giovanni (Mozart) and Fantasio (Offenbach) with the final production of the seven-week season being The Turn of the Screw (Britten). The season of celebration ends with the Garsington debut of one of the world’s leading ensembles for Baroque and Classical music, The English Concert, performing three concerts of Monteverdi’s choral masterpiece Vespers of 1610.