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We are delighted to announce details of the 2019 Season, celebrating 30 years of Garsington Opera. 

We present four new productions, opening with Smetana's The Bartered Bride on...more.

Jonathon Swinard

Garsington Opera is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathon Swinard as Head of Music.  He takes up this appointment at the end of the 2018 Season. 

Conductor and pianist...more.

John Barber is an award-winning composer with a passion for drama, collaboration and voices. He studied with Sir Harrison Birtwistle and David Sawer and has composed for some of the...more.

Mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp makes her Garsington debut as Clairon in Strauss's Capriccio. 

What are you looking forward to about your role debut as Clairon?

Strauss is one of...more.

Sheila has taken part in Garsington Opera's Learning & Participation Programme which works in partnership with charity Wycombe Women's Aid, supporting women against domestic violence...more.

Soprano Soraya Mafi makes her Garsington debut in the 2018 Season as Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff. 

What are you looking forward to about your role debut as Nannetta?   Nannetta...more.

Although Roberto Bolaño spent more than half of his life in Spain, he saw himself as a 'Latin American writer', having started writing poetry there while truanting from high school. Born...more.

Benjamin Hulett makes his Garsington debut as Tamino in 2018, in a role he knows well and a venue very close to home. 

What are you looking forward to about returning to the role...more.

Soprano Mary Dunleavy looks forward to her return to Garsington this summer to sing Alice Ford in Falstaff.

Can you tell us about your preparations for the role of Alice at...more.

Primary Opera Company

Following the enormous success of Silver Birch - the large-scale people's opera at Wormsley in 2017 - Garsington Opera is proud to announce the launch of a new programme of activity...more.

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