Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough Festival Opera has an intimate auditorium seating just under 500, with an orchestra pit for up to 70 players, and is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, overlooking the Evenlode valley with some of the most glorious views in England.

We invite you to browse our programme for 2016 – Wagner’s Tannhäuser is an exploration of love and redemption, of the dichotomy between flesh and the spirit, and will be conducted and directed by the creative team behind our 2013 Ring cycle, Anthony Negus and Alan Privett. Mozart’s comic opera Le nozze di Figaro is widely considered to be one of the greatest operas ever written, an entertaining comedy of manners of timeless relevance. Janáček’s Jenůfa is also broadly based on themes of love and redemption, but with forbidding undertones of infanticide and the devastation of a rural close-knit community. Finally, our Young Artist Production will be Handel’s Alcina, a tale of magic and enchantment, of mistaken identity and disguise.

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