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Waterperry Opera Festival 2022, UK

August 12 - August 20

The Elixir of Love

The Waterperry Opera Festival returns to the wonderful gardens of Waterperry House in August.

This year the festival will include eight productions as well as workshops, masterclasses and talks. Performances include: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Svadba ‘A Wedding’ by Ana Sokolović, Mansfield Park and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

The festival will see the UK professional premiere of cappella opera SVADBA in a women-led production directed by Rebecca Meltzer, and conducted by Lada Valešová, with design by Grace Venning. ​Festival Music Director Bertie Baigent conducts five performances of Mozart’s classic, The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Isabelle Kettle and designed by Charlotte Henery.

Waterperry Opera Festival
The wonderful Waterperry Gardens will be the setting for the Waterperry Opera 2021, photo Mark Bibby Jackson

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022 Schedule

The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart (12/13/16/18/20 August)

Bold production invites audiences into preparations for wedding of Susanna and Figaro.

Svadba ‘A Wedding’ byAna Sokolović (18/19/20 August)

Another wedding, this tme in Serbian as bride-to-be, Miliça, celebrates with friends.

Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove (12/13/14/16 August)

Jane Austen’s novel is reinvigorated with wit and music.

Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev 13/14/20 August)

Family-friendly and interactive production of the classic tale.

The Diary of One Who Disappeared by Leoš Janáček (17/19 August)

Song-cycle through love’ highs and lows.

Wagner at Twilight a concert (17/19 August)

Evening concert of two Wagnerian masterpieces, performed in Waterperry Gardens.

Other concerts perfromed: Figures in the Garden by Jonathan Dove (12/13 August); Flora by Semple/Collinson (18-20 August); and Young Artist Gala (14/19 August).

The Elixir of Love
The Elixir of Love, 2021 Waterperry Opera Festival

Read Mark Bibby Jackson’s review of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love at the 2021 Waterperry Opera Festival.

Where is the Festival?

Gardens of Waterperry House, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, UK.

When is the Festival?

12 to 20 August, 2022

Tickets for the Waterperry Opera Festival

Can be bought here. Box office (07776 749 175) opens on 1 April.

More information on Waterperry Opera Festival

To discover more about the company and the performances click here.


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Waterperry Gardens
Near Wheatley,OxfordshireOX33 1JZUnited Kingdom
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