Longborough Festival Opera’s exciting 2021 update

News about Longborough Opera in 2021

Polly Graham and her team are determined to programme an unforgettable 2021 season, so there are a few changes to the previously announced plan of which I wanted to make you aware.

In short, the changes are:
– A new venue, allowing for a larger audience under social distancing
– A concert production of Die Walküre, allowing for a full socially distanced Wagnerian orchestra
– Changes to Longborough’s Ring Cycle schedule
– New 2021 dates added

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Longborough Festival Opera launches podcast and extraordinary generosity of the audience

The Longborough Festival Opera has launched a podcast series that will feature conversations with many of opera’s biggest stars. For more information about LFO’s podcasts click here

The company has released four episodes to this point, with three of them focused on Wagner’s Ring cycle.

In the first, journalist Richard Bratby, Longborough music director Anthony Negus, and bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones talk about Wotan’s journey through the tetralogy.

In a second episode, Writer and librettist Sophie Rashbrook, soprano Lee Bisset, and historian Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough analyse the role of women in the cycle.

The third installment features a conversation on The Cunning Little Vixen hosted by Richard Bratby.

Finally, in the fourth installment, Opera director and librettist Sir David Pountney and Longborough’s artistic director Polly Graham delve into the comedic aspects of Wagner’s magnum opus

Longborough artistic director Polly Graham notes: ‘What we hope to achieve from this podcast is a chance to open up some of the amazing works we had programmed for 2020, and to celebrate the thinking of the artists we work with. The lockdown has been hugely challenging for the performing arts, but it has given us the opportunity to think creatively about different experiences we can still offer audiences. We miss our audiences so much and cannot wait to connect with them again through live theatre and music. In the meantime, we hope this podcast will continue to feed their imagination. We are so grateful for their continued support at such a challenging time.’

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Longborough’s Anna Bolena Continues the 2019 Season’s Success

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborugh Festival Opera 2019 [2] – Donizetti,  Anna Bolena: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Jeremy Silver (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire,  25. 6. 2019. (CP)

Linda Richardson (Anna Bolena) & Lukas Jakobski (King Henry) (c) Matthew Williams Ellis

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Longborough Festival Opera’s 2019 Season


Booking now open for Longborough Festival Opera 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Longborough Festival Opera 2019 season, which includes Mozart’s Don GiovanniDonizetti’s Anna Bolena, Cavalli’s La Calisto, and the first production in Longborough’s new Ring cycle, Wagner’s Das Rheingold.

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