Thursday 4 June to Tuesday 4 August 2020Editor's Choice
A unique cultural event in the Cotswold calendar, Longborough Festival Opera returns from Thursday 4 June to Tuesday 4 August 2020.
With 90-minute intervals, the performances are perfect paired with a picnic, or alternatively, guests can dine at the on-site restaurant.
SoGlos has rounded up 2020’s highlights below.
For more information about the festival visit lfo.org.uk.
Thursday 4 June, Saturday 6, Tuesday 9, Thursday 11 and Saturday 13 June 2020
A mythic epic opens Longborough Festival Opera’s 2020 season. When the god Wotan’s children Sigmund and Sieglinde are drawn together in stormy circumstances, all signs point to a tragic outcome. Die Walküre continues the saga from last year’s Das Rheingold.
Taking place on Thursday 4, Saturday 6, Tuesday 9, Thursday 11 and Saturday 13 June 2020, Die Walküre features the return of conductor Anthony Negus and director Amy Lane.
Tickets for Die Walküre cost between £110 and £210.
Thursday 25, Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Tuesday 30 June 2020, and Thursday 2 and Saturday 4 July 2020
The lovelorn Nemorino is plagued with hopeless desire for the distant Adina. But when a dubious doctor offers our hero a magical elixir, he dares to dream that his heart’s desire is finally within reach…
The Elixir of Love is directed by comic genius Cal MCrystal (best known for his work with Gifford Circus) with performances scheduled for Thursday 25, Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Tuesday 30 June, as well as Thursday 2 and Saturday 4 July 2020.
Tickets for The Elixir of Love cost from £65 to £135.
Tuesday 14, Thursday 16, Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Tuesday 21 July 2020
With the hero Ulysses believed to be dead, his distraught lover Penelope must fend off the advances of power-hungry opportunists. But unbeknownst to his enemies, Ulysses is coming back to Ithaka – cleverly disguised as a lowly beggar.
Longborough Artistic Director Polly Graham oversees this stirring tale, which will be performed with period instruments in collaboration with The Academy of Ancient Music. See The Return of Ulysses on Tuesday 14, Thursday 16, Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Tuesday 21 July 2020.
Tickets for The Return of Ulysses cost from £65 to £130.
Thursday 30 July and Saturday 1, Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 August 2020
A captive vixen escapes her human jailer and flees into the wilderness in this charming production, which features the local children of the Longborough Youth Chorus. Conducted by Justin Brown and directed by Olivia Fuchs.
Performances of The Cunning Little Vixen will be held on Thursday 30 July and Saturday 1, Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 August 2020.
Tickets for The Cunning Little Vixen cost from £45 to £95.
For more information, Longborough Festival Opera’s dress code or to book tickets, please visit lfo.org.uk.
Please note, this event has been postponed. See Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire for the very latest.
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