Garsington Opera’s impressively alert Un giorno di regno should keep you amused and absorbed

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Garsington Opera 2024 [4] – Verdi, Un giorno di regno: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Chris Hopkins (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 1.7.2024. (CR)

Christine Rice as La Marchesa del Poggio © Julian Guidera

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Garsington Opera’s new A Midsummer Night’s Dream, though atmospheric, lacks an overall concept

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Garsington Opera 2024 [3] – Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Soloists, Garsington Opera Youth Company, Philharmonia Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 21.6.2024. (CR)

Lucy-Crowe (Tytania) and Richard Burkhard (Bottom) © Craig Fuller

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Garsington Opera revives its undemanding but rewarding Le nozze di Figaro

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Garsington Opera 2024 [2] – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Tabita Berglund (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 1.6.2024. (CR)

Bethany Horak-Hallett (Cherubino) and Samantha Clarke (Countess) © Julian Guidera

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Garsington Opera’s music and action provide vibrant integration for – a less episodic than usual – Platée

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Garsington Opera 2024 [1] – Jean-Philippe Rameau, Platée: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, The English Concert / Paul Agnew (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 31.5.2024. (CR)

A scene from Garsington Opera’s Platée © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL

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Christof Loy’s production make an eloquent case for the philosophical thoughtfulness of Guercœur

FranceFrance Albéric Magnard, Guercœur: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national du Rhin. Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg / Ingo Metzmacher (conductor). Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, 30.4.2024. (CR)

Opéra national du Rhin’s Guercœur © Klara Beck

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