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Waterperry Opera Festival 2020, UK

August 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Festivals in August Waterperry Opera Festival

Just like most festivals and events in the UK this summer, the Waterperry Opera Festival has faced numerous challenges. However, the team has devised an innovative approach to schedule a couple of operas this summer, including Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, in the gardens of Waterperry House on 15 and 16 August.

Waterperry Opera Festival
The wonderful Waterperry Gardens will be the setting for the Waterperry Opera 2021

The company will perform two operas – Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Ariel by Jonathan Doyle. Tickets range from £8 to £30 (discounts for students and under18s).

Tickets for Cosi Fan Tutte will be in socially-distanced pods. While for Ariel, people will be allocated standing tickets only for the 30-minute programme.

COVID-19 Measures

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

15 to 16 August (5:30pm)

Cosi Fan Tutte, conducted by Bertie Baigent, directed by Guy Withers and conducted by Bertie Baigent. Cast Fiordiligi | Isabelle Peters, Dorabella | Beth Moxon, Despina | Zoe Drummond, Ferrando | Damian Arnold, Guglielmo | Nick Morton, Don Alfonso | Oskar McCarthy.

Tickets £30 / £10 (discounts)


15 to 16 August (2pm and 4pm)

Ariel, inspired by Shakespeare’s Tempest, directed by Rebecca Meltzer. Ariel performed by Daniella Sicari.

Tickets £8 (free for students and U18s.

Where is the Festival

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

When is the Festival

15 and 16 August, 2020

Tickets for the Waterperry Opera Festival

Can be bought here.

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.

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August 15, 2020
August 16, 2020
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Waterperry Gardens
Near Wheatley,OxfordshireOX33 1JZUnited Kingdom