Waterperry Opera Festival 2021, UK
August 12 - August 21
Following the success of the 2020 mini-festival, the Waterperry Opera Festival will return to the wonderful gardens of Waterperry House for ten days in August for a Covid-safe festival.
This year the festival will include seven productions as well as workshopw, masterclasses and talks.
Guy Withers, Artistic Director, says, “We see our festival as a wonderful opportunity to bring music and
hope to our audiences, when so little live music is being performed. The safety and comfort of our artists and
audiences is of the utmost importance to us. Festival attendees will be able to safely socially-distance in our
outdoor performance spaces, guided by our trusty team of stewards. Our programme aims to develop new
audiences of opera, offering something for everyone. We cannot wait to invite audiences to escape into the wild
and immerse themselves in the magic of the music and nature we have on offer this summer.”
Organisers have implemented a series of measures to ensure both the safety and comfort of audience. These include one-way routes, social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning, paperless ticketing and restricted number of attendees.
Waterperry Opera Festival 2020 Schedule
Donizetti’s THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
Directed by Dan Ayling and designed by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, at 6pm on 12, 14, 15 and 17 August. £15–£60.
Humperdinck’s HANSEL AND GRETEL
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Rebecca Meltzer at 2pm and 5pm on the 19, 20 and 21 August. £10–£30.
Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF
Artistic Director Guy Withers, choreographed by Julia Cave at 11am and 2pm on 13, 14, 15 August. £8–£15.
Other performances include QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME by Messiaen, CLAIRIÈRES DANS LE CIEL by Lili Boulanger, and ON WENLOCK EDGE by Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as Jonathan Dove’s ARIEL.
Where is the Festival
Gardens of Waterperry House, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, UK.
When is the Festival
12 and 21 August, 2021
Tickets for the Waterperry Opera Festival
Can be bought here. Box office opens on 31 May.
More information on Waterperry Opera Festival
To discover more about the company and the performances as well as social distancing measures adopted, please click here.