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Longborough Festival Opera

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Near Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
30 May – 2 August 2022

Longborough Festival Opera is an ambitious summer festival, taking place in a 500-seat home-grown theatre overlooking stunning views of the Evenlode valley. Rooted in the Cotswolds, the festival inspires a growing international reputation and a vibrant year-round programme of community work.

The 2022 festival runs from 30 May to 2 August, and includes Wagner’s Siegfried, Korngold’s Die tote Stadt, Bizet’s Carmen, and a double bill of Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero with Freya Waley- Cohen’s Spell Book featuring Longborough’s Emerging Artists.

Box Office 01451 830292
Booking opens 14 March 2022.
Book ahead with membership – join from £80.

2022 Festival:

Wagner Siegfried
30 May - 7 June 2022
Following an acclaimed Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, Longborough’s Ring continues with
Wagner’s remarkably funny and exuberant third instalment of the epic cycle.

Korngold Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
21-27 June 2022
A dangerous obsession and unsettling dreams in this thrilling opera noir by one of history’s most
remarkable composer-prodigies.

Bizet Carmen
9-19 July 2022
One of the most popular operas of all time – a tale of passion, jealousy and freedom.


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