The Skating Rink - Trailer (Garsington Opera)

All the twists and pace of a TV thriller, matched with music equally direct and striking. It deserves many more outings.
The Times

World Premiere Performances
5, 8, 10, 14, 16 July 2018
Start - 6.50pm Interval - 7.45pm Finish - 10.10pm

Garsington Opera presents a gripping new commission, written by leading British composer David Sawer with award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey, and based on the novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. 

Nuria, a beautiful young skating champion, has a powerful admirer, Enric, whose obsession drives him to pilfer funds to build her an ice rink in a deserted Spanish mansion. Discovered by an unlikely group of characters, a murder on the ice becomes the centre of this thrilling tale of jealousy, political corruption and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. 

Garry Walker (The Cunning Little Vixen, 2014) returns to conduct with director and designer Stewart Laing making his Garsington debut. The wonderful ensemble cast includes Sam Furness (Baron Lummer, Intermezzo, 2015) and Susan Bickley (Geneviève, Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017). 

Sung in English with English supertitles

Grant Doyle
Sam Furness
Ben Edquist
Susan Bickley
Claire Wild
Lauren Zolezzi
Alan Oke
Louise Winter
Nuria skater (silent)
Alice Poggio
Karaoke singer
Steven Beard
Garry Walker
Director / Designer
Stewart Laing
Costume Designer
Hyemi Shin
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
Movement Director
Sarah Fahie
Garsington Opera Orchestra
July 2018
Thursday 5 July
Sunday 8 July
Tuesday 10 July
Saturday 14 July
Monday 16 July