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Waterperry Opera Festival are thrilled to announce our entire 2021 Artistic Programme including 7 productions for you to enjoy over 10 festival days this August. Their varied and exciting programme this summer includes; The Elixir of Love (Donizetti), Hansel & Gretel (Humperdinck), Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev), Ariel (Jonathan Dove), Clairières dans le ciel (Boulanger), On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams), and The Quartet for the End of Time (Messiaen). Join them at Waterperry this August, and dive deep into the beautiful music and nature they will have on offer. Explore the hidden corners of our stunning gardens;  you never know what you might find.

Clairières dans le ciel – A song-cycle by Lili Boulanger 

In partnership with Oxford Lieder, Emma Doherty will direct newly-staged performances of Clairières dans le ciel composed by Lili Boulanger. Boulanger was ahead of her time and wrote this stunning piece at the age of 21. She was the first ever female composer to win the Prix de Rome, and had a promising future, however, she sadly died at the age of 24, much before her time. The words to the song-cycle are by Francis Jammes, and this production will be performed in woodland at Waterperry. Audiences can enjoy these events as stand-alone performances or as part of their wider festival experience. The singer joining us for this project is Siân Dicker.

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Venue (with postcode): Waterperry House and Gardens, OX33 1LA

Date: 13th & 14th August 2021

Time: 13th (7pm) & 14th (4pm) 

Waterperry Opera Festival – Song Cycles

 

On Wenlock Edge – A song-cycle by Ralph Vaughan Williams

In partnership with Oxford Lieder, Emma Doherty will direct newly-staged performances of On Wenlock Edge composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, words by A. E. Housman, and will be performed in the woodland at Waterperry along with Ted Black singing with a chamber ensemble. Audiences can enjoy these events as stand-alone performances or as part of their wider festival experience.

Booking is open now!

Venue (with postcode): Waterperry House and Gardens, OX33 1LA

Date: 15th & 16th August 2021

Time: 15th (4pm) & 16th (7pm)

Waterperry Opera Festival – Song Cycles

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