Longborough’s season ends with a ravishing interpretation of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2023 [4] – Purcell, The Fairy Queen: Soloists, Musicians using orchestral material from The Early Music Company / Harry Sever (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 2.8.2023. (CP)

Longborough Festival Opera’s The Fairy Queen © Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Longborough’s successful season continues with a dissonant interpretation of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2023 [3] – Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: Soloists, La Serenissima / Robert Howarth (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 18.7.2023. (CP)

Longborough Festival Opera’s L’Orfeo © Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Longborough’s L’elisir d’amore excitingly transfers from a Basque to a Cotswold village

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2023 [2] – Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Soloists, Longborough Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Alice Farnham (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 20.6.2022. (CP)

Longborough Festival Opera’s L’elisir d’amore © Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Excellent singers, conductor and orchestra makes Götterdämmerung Longborough’s best Wagner yet

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera – Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Longborough Community Chorus, Festival Chorus and Opera Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Longborough Festival Opera, Moreton-in-Marsh, 31.5.2023. (JPr)

Final scene: Lee Bisset (Brünnhilde) © Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Longborough Festival Opera’s investment in Emerging Artists pays dividends

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2022 [4] – Emerging Artist Double Bill, Waley-Cohen, Spell Book; Francesca Caccini, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’AlcinaSoloists, CHROMA Ensemble / Yshani Perinpanayagam (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 31.7.2022. (CP)

Spell Book © Matthew Williams-Ellis

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‘Comrades in adversity’ pull together for a Longborough Carmen with a difference

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2022 [3] – Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Longborough Youth Chorus, Longborough Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Jeremy Silver (conductor).  Longborough, Gloucestershire, 9.7.2022. (CP)

Longborough Festival Opera’s Carmen (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Rachel Nicholls’s remarkable versatility in Die tote Stadt delivers another Longborough success

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2022 [2] – Korngold, Die tote Stadt: Soloists, Longborough Youth Chorus (pre-recorded), Longborough Festival Orchestra / Justin Brown (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 25.6.2022. (CP)

Luci Briginshaw (Juliette), Stephanie Windsor-Lewis (Brigitta/Lucienne), Alexander Sprague (Victorin/Gaston), Lee David Bowen (Graf Albert) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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