Garsington Opera’s 2018-19 Season Will Feature Rare Offenbach & Monteverdi Works

By David Salazar

Garsington Opera has announced the schedule for its 2019 season, which will be the company’s 30th Anniversary celebration.

The first production will Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride,” which will star Natalya Romaniw, Brenden Gunnell, Joshua Bloom, Stuart Jackson, Peter Savidge, Marie McLaughlin, Brian Bannatyne-Scott, Anne-Marie Owens, and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts. Jac van Steen conducts while Paul Curran directs.

Performance Dates:  May 29, 31; June 6, 8, 11, 15, 20, 23, 30 (2019)

Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will be the company’s second opera of the season and it will feature Jonathan McGovern, David Ireland, Camila Titinger, and Sky Ingram, among others. Douglas Boyd conducts and Michael Boyd directs.

Performance Dates: May 30; June 1, 7, 13, 24, 29; July  3, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21 (2019

Jacques Offenbach’s “Fantasio” gets a run conducted by Justin Doyle and directed by Martin Duncan. Hanna Hipp and Jennifer France lead the cast.

Performance Dates: June 14, 16, 22, 27; July 5, 8, 11, 17, 20 (2019)

Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” follows with Richard Farnes as music director and Louisa Muller as the stage director. Ed Lyon, Sophie Bevan, Kathleen Wilkinson, and Katherine Broderick lead the cast.

Performance Dates: July 1, 4, 7, 13, 15, 19 (2019)

The season ends with concert performances of Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610.” Sophie Bevan, Benjamin Hulett, Robert Murray, and James Way will be the vocal soloists with Laurence Cummings conducting.

Performance Dates: July 24, 25, 26 (2019)