11:00-12:00 Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes
13:00-13:30 Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure
14:00-16:30 Mansfield Park
15:30-16:00 King Harald’s Saga
16:30-17:00 King Harald’s Saga
17:15-17:45 Post-show Talk ‘Jonathan Dove: Writing for Opera’
About our Family-Friendly shows
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes: Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs is a swashboggling show that will leave families full of laughter and joy! Through the celebrated words of Roald Dahl, delve into the world of fairy tales and adventure with our interactive, phizz-whizzing family-friendly show; Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. With a running time of just under an hour, and ideal for ages 5+, this tale will capture the imagination through music, dance and spoken word that will leave families full of laughter and joy. A raucous adventure awaits!
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 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 for you!
This production will showcase some of the UK’s most outstanding young operatic talent, alongside our 2023 Young Artists and the acclaimed Waterperry orchestra in a powerful, modern vision of Bizet’s Carmen.
Carmen‘s drive to live freely and independently brings her into deadly conflict with the world of male violence and control, as those who desire her seek to destroy her.
This will be performed in our purpose-built 500-seater outdoor theatre which is set on the Waterperry Front Lawn. The grand house façade creates the perfect backdrop for an evening high drama and sublime opera. Action takes place from 6:30pm in daylight and is transformed as the sun sets and the night grips the drama, and our heartstrings!
Find out more and book tickets at: https://www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/carmen.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.