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Longborough Festival Opera

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“The company that broke the mould for summer opera”
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© Matthew Williams Ellis

Longborough Festival Opera is a summer season of opera in an intimate 500-seat theatre, set amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds on the outskirts of Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Overlooking the spectacular views of the Evenlode valley, every performance includes a 90-minute dining interval with plenty of time to take in the scenery, enjoy a picnic, or book a space in the exclusive on-site restaurant.

The 2020 programme
The exciting 2020 programme includes four new productions: Donizetti’s wine-soaked comic masterpiece The Elixir of Love, sung in English and directed by Giffords Circus’s Cal McCrystal; Monterverdi’s beautiful tale of homecoming Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses), sung in Italian and in partnership with specialist orchestra The Academy of Ancient Music; Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, a story of the mystical cycle of nature presented in an acclaimed English translation; and the continuation of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle with Die Walküre (The Valkyrie).

Performance dates

Die Walküre 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 June 2020

The Elixir of Love 25, 27, 28, 30 June, 2, 4 July 2020

The Return of Ulysses 14, 16, 18, 19, 21 July 2020

The Cunning Little Vixen 30 July, 1, 3, 4 August 2020

Tickets
Tickets start at £45, and general booking opens on Monday 2 March 2020.

Book online at lfo.org.uk or call 01451 830292.

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