11:00-12:00 Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes
13:00-13:30 Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure
14:00-15:00 London Handel Festival 2023 Competition Winner
16:00-17:00 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
18:30-21:45 Double Bill: Acis & Galatea • Dido & Aeneas
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 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!
About the London Handel Festival 2023 Competition Winner Recital
We’re thrilled to be welcoming this year’s winner of the London Handel Festival’s Singing Competition – Bass-Baritone Florian Störtz. In our recital, Florian will be accompanied by our head of music Ashley Beauchamp in a specially curated program for Waterperry Opera Festival. The recital will take place in the magnificent Waterperry House Ballroom – an intimate venue with excellent acoustics.
Florian was selected by the renowned adjudicators panel which included Oliver Mears (Artistic Director of the Royal Opera House), Jo Buckley (CEO of Dunedin Consort), Mhairi Lawson (Soprano) and Christian Curnyn (Conductor).
We highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance as limited availability mean ticket may not be available on the door. Full Price Tickets for this event will cost £25. Discount (In receipt of Disability Allowance/ Universal Credit/ Job Seekers Allowance/ NHS Blue Light Card Holder) and Under 35 ticket will cost £15
Find out more and book tickets at: https://waterperryoperafestival-tickets.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173628062
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.