16:00-16:45 Young Artist Gala
About the Young Artist Gala
Our Young Artist are the beating heart of our festival! This Gala performance, taking place in the Waterperry Ballroom, is an opportunity to hear these budding opera singers perform a selection of operatic arias and ensembles. The intimate setting gives you, the audience, an opportunity to get an exciting & up-close experience with our artists and support them on their journey into the professional world. Once the Gala is over head to our main stage to see the Young Artists in action as our chorus in Carmen.
This is a free event, with a suggested donation. Due to expected high demand a ticket must be purchased in advance to secure your place.
Donate and reserve your place here: https://waterperryoperafestival-tickets.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173628060
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.