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Sunday 7 July 2024

Event details

Sunday 7 July 2024

Join us for a very special event to celebrate the opening of Garsington Studios.

This special event will not only feature a look back at some of our most memorable musical moments, but it will be an opportunity to visit our new Studios facility. Within the studios, we will not only be showcasing our 2024 cohort of Alvarez Young Artists in short recitals, but our Youth Company will be in an open rehearsal so guests will be able to see the studios in action. Whist offering all of the quintessential elements of a summer’s evening at Wormsley, we will also be inviting the whole audience to join us for a Champagne toast to the Studios prior to the performance.

The Gala Concert will feature a programme of our favourite opera arias including works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rossini, Dvořák and Verdi. Singers include Roderick Williams, Natalya Romaniw, Christine Rice and Henry Waddington. Experience all that Garsington has to offer with our usual long dinner interval for picnics or dinner in the restaurant.

We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you, and to thanking everyone who supports Garsington. Further details will follow.

Booking Information

Public booking is now open – get your tickets today.

Grounds & Studios open: 2pm
Champagne reception: 5.45pm
Gala concert start: 6.30pm
90 minute dinner interval
Approximate finish time: 9.50pm

How to book & prices

Gala Concert

Sunday 7 July 2024

Sunday 7 July 2024

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Natalya Romaniw
Madison Leonard
Isabelle Peters


Mezzo Soprano

Christine Rice



Oliver Sewell



Roderick Williams
Joshua Hopkins



Henry Waddington



Douglas Boyd
Jonathon Cole-Swinard
Chloe Rooke
Tess Jackson


Philharmonia Orchestra
Garsington Opera Chorus
Garsington Opera Youth Company



Featured highlights from

Ludwig van Beethoven


Benjamin Britten

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Antonín Dvořak


George Frideric Handel


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Così fan tutte
Die Zauberflöte

Gioachino Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin


Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata

Order of the day

2pm Grounds open for audience members

2pm onwards Getty XI cricket match

2pm-4.30pm Studios open for visits

Please note, if you wish to attend the Studios this must be done at the beginning of your visit due to the one-way traffic system. No traffic will be permitted to travel from the Opera Pavilion back up to the Studios until after the Gala Concert.

Tour the building with one of our team members
Experience a GO Participate rehearsal
Attend a short Young Artist recital

2.15pm – 5.15pm Library Tours (pre-booked via our Box Office, additional cost £15 per person. Bookings open in April)

2.30pm-5pm Walled Garden open with opportunity to meet the gardener, via our usual complimentary vintage shuttle bus

5.45pm Champagne Reception for all audience members
6.30pm Gala Concert with 90 minute dinner interval
9.50pm Concert finish time

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