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Dates/Time: 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th and 20th August at 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Performed in English Translation

Location: Waterperry Front Lawn

Interval: 1 hour extended picnic interval

2022 is an exciting year for Waterperry Opera Festival as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary with 8 imaginative productions from Friday 12th – Saturday 20th August.

Festival Music Director Bertie Baigent will conduct five performances of Mozart’s timeless comedy THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO on the front lawn of Waterperry House. Directed by Isabelle Kettle and designed by Charlotte Henery, this bold new production invites audiences into the hustle and bustle of preparations for the wedding of Susanna and Figaro. Throughout the course of the evening, their wedding is threatened by entitled employers, interfering family members and unwanted suitors, will the bride and groom make it to the altar?

This production showcases some of the UK’s most outstanding emerging operatic talent, alongside our 2022 WOF Young Artists and the acclaimed Waterperry orchestra.

As a prequel to The Marriage of Figaro, Jonathan Dove’s FIGURES IN THE GARDEN will be performed in the gardens at 5pm on the 12th and 13th August. Drawing on musical ideas from Mozart’s operatic score, Dove explores alternative scenarios for Da Ponte’s characters. This production sees a collaboration between dance students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and young local musicians from Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.

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Tickets from £15

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Fri, 12th August
Sat, 20th August


Waterperry Opera Festival


Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley
Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. United Kingdom
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01844 339254

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