Bampton Classical Opera to Open 30th Season with Salieri’s ‘La fiera di Venezia’

By Logan Martell

On July 21, 2023, Bampton Classical Opera will open its 30th Anniversary Season with Antonio Salieri’s “La fiera di Venezia.”

This production will feature a new English translation by Gilly French, with the performances conducted by Thomas Blunt and directed by Jeremy Gray. Premiering in 1772, “La fiera di Venezia” is the sixth opera by Salieri and among the most popular of his works, garnering performances across Europe. This will be the fourth time Bampton Classical Opera stages one of the composer’s musical comedies.

Performances will be held at The Deanery Garden in Bampton, Oxfordshire July 21 and 22; at the Westonbirt School in Gloucestershire on August 28; and St. John’s Smith Square in London on September 13.

Tickets will be available for purchase in mid-February, with further details on the cast and production to be announced in the coming months.