Friday, 26 February 2021

We're all going to the circus: Longborough Festival Opera's imaginative solution for Summer opera

Inside the Longborough Festival Opera big top for Summer 2021
Inside the Longborough Festival Opera big top for Summer 2021

 

More imaginative solutions to the problem of performing opera in a socially distanced age. Longborough Festival Opera is presenting three operas this Summer, and instead of their usual theatre they are going to the circus and using a Circus Big Top. This will present the operas in the round, with some interesting theatrical possibilities and plenty of flexibility. The new venue will be purpose built, with stage and amphitheatre clad in timber.

Artistic director Polly Graham is presenting four operas, a concert staging of Wagner's Die Walküre, plus staged productions of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses, and Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen. But be warned, most of the performances are sold out unless government restrictions on social distancing are relaxed.

Further information from Longborough Festival Opera website.


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