Intro: Capriccio

21 February

Affiliate Member booking opens

13 March

GO≤35 Member booking opens online

20 March

1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 20, 23, 28 June 2018
Start time 6.15pm

Insight Talk - Wednesday 25 April, 6.30pm
Pre-performance Talk - Sunday 3 June, 4.30pm

A poet, Olivier, and his rival, the composer Flamand, vie for the primacy of their art and for the love of the Countess, whose charm and artistic refinement they find irresistible. A gathering for the Countess's birthday sets the scene for an evening of passionate discussions between the guests. What is more important: words or music?

Strauss’s final opera, premiered in 1942, has a score filled with warmth, playfulness and a great sense of longing, reflecting the end of his career. 

Our production extends Garsington's international reach as we collaborate for the first time with the world class Santa Fe Opera. Douglas Boyd conducts and will be joined by Tim Albery (director, Idomeneo, 2016) and the award-winning designer Tobias Hoheisel. We are delighted to welcome internationally renowned Swedish soprano Miah Persson, making her Garsington debut as the Countess, with William Dazeley (The Traveller, Death in Venice, 2015) returning as the Count and acclaimed baritone Andrew Shore as theatre director La Roche. 

Sung in German with English supertitles

A collaboration with Santa Fe Opera

Miah Persson
Sam Furness
Gavan Ring
La Roche
Andrew Shore
William Dazeley
Hanna Hipp
Monsieur Taupe
Graham Clark
Italian Soprano
Nika Gorič
Italian Tenor
Caspar Singh
Douglas Boyd
Tim Albery
Tobias Hoheisel
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
Laila Diallo
Garsington Opera Orchestra
June 2018
Friday 1 June
Sunday 3 June
Thursday 7 June
Saturday 9 June
Friday 15 June
Wednesday 20 June
Saturday 23 June
Thursday 28 June