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Back in March our Military Community Company Manager, Gemma Holsgrove, persuaded some individuals from the Armed Forces to audition for Silver Birch. Most of them had only sung in the...more.

Semele Garsington Opera 2017 - Heidi Stober in title role Credit: Johan Persson.jpg

We are delighted to announce that BBC Radio 3's Opera on 3 will broadcast its production of Handel's Semele this Saturday 1 July at 6.30pm. This marks the first radio broadcast from...more.

Charlotte Rose, joint Head Gardener at Wormsley, gives a taste of the incredible work she and her team have done since last season to keep the Walled Garden and Opera Garden looking so...more.

Garsington Opera is auditioning for the 2018 Alvarez Young Artists' Programme. As well as singing in the chorus, successful applicants will be considered for covers and small roles....more.

Le nozze di Figaro (2017)
Silver Birch

★★★★ "It's the terrific panache of Karen Gillingham's staging that really socks you between the eyes and ears. It was all superbly played by the Garsington Opera Orchestra,...more.

The Silver Birch Youth Company met for the first time at Cressex Community School during the Easter Holidays for an intensive course of rehearsals. Over three days the company explored...more.

Introducing Tim Knight, Technical Assistant Stage Manager for Silver Birch and Senior Stage Technician for the other 2017 Season productions.  
How did you end up working in opera?

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 An update on the huge task of bringing rehearsals together, from Silver Birch producer, Kate Laughton. 

We have reached the end of our first phase of rehearsals with our Silver...more.

Designer of Silver Birch, Rhiannon Newman Brown, on the developing production.  

The design process for Silver Birch has been unique in my career so far. This is the first time I...more.

Roxanna Panufnik, Composer - Silver Birch, Garsington Opera, 2017

Roxanna Panufnik, composer of this year's newly commissioned people's opera Silver Birch, describes how the piece came to life:

While I was driving back from an idyllic Cotswolds...more.

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