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13:00-13:30        Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure

16:00-17:00        Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

17:30-18:00        Pre-show talk: ‘A Double Bill of Music & Mythology’

18:30-21:45        Double Bill: Acis & Galatea • Dido & Aeneas

About Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure

Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure is our relaxed lunchtime show perfect to entertain children and adults alike! After sell-out runs in 2018 and 2019 it is a relaxed family-friendly experience interweaving music played by a classical string quartet and narrator. This feel-good and engaging production lasts 30 minutes and is perfect for children ages 0+ experiencing classical music for the first time.

Every paid ticket to the festival also includes full garden access so you can spend a whole day out with the family. Bring a picnic and we’ll keep the young ones entertained!

Find out more and book tickets at: https://www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/peter-rabbits-musical-adventure.html

About Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

The perfect aperitif before an evening of opera, come and witness a sublime performance set within the magnificent gardens here at Waterperry. This will be the very best in young talent – dancers in perfect balance and poise, perfectly choreographed to match Vivaldi’s masterpiece of musical expression for each season of the year.

Last year our collaboration garnered rave reviews, with Daily Info calling it “a perfect combination of music and dance” and Opera Scene said it was an “extra treat…cleanly interpreted and executed” so expect a very special performance this year!

This production is a collaboration between contemporary dance students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and young local musicians from Oxfordshire, who will be pairing up with mentors from our Waterperry Ensemble.

Find out more and book tickets at: https://www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/vivaldi-four-seasons.html

About our Double Bill: Acis & Galatea • Dido & Aeneas

This will be a sublime evening in the Waterperry Amphitheatre, after all: this is space in which our festival began 6 years ago. With our very first double bill production this year expect two love stories, two tragedies, both fighting the eternal struggle between light and darkness.

Delight in the music of Handel and Purcell with a superbly talented professional cast and orchestra. Our brand new production will evolve as the evening darkens, think Bloomsbury Group takes a dark Gothic turn.

Find out more and book tickets at: https://www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/acis-galatea-dido-aeneas.html

About the Festival

We’re the opera festival with a difference… Not just grand opera, but family fun & entertainment too over 10 days across the Waterperry Estate. Ox In A Box described us as “So much a part of Oxfordshire’s summer calendar it is hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t around.” And the Telegraph said it was an opportunity to “hear some of the great singers of the future before anyone else.” So to find out what we have in store this year take a look at our daily schedule page https://www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/schedule.html where you can view the entire line up and book your tickets.


Fri, 18th August 2023
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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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