Gwyn Hughes Jones, Izabela Matula, Leonardo Capalbo, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Rachel Nicholls Headline Grange Park Opera’s 2023 Season

By David Salazar

Grange Park Opera has announced its summer 2023 slate.

The company will feature three operas between June 8 – July 12, 2023.

First up is Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” The opera will be directed by Charlie Edwards with Gwyn Hughes Jones and Rachel Nicholls as the star-crossed lovers. Joining them will be Christine Rice as Brangäne and David Stout as Kurwenal. As King Marke, audiences will see Matthew Rose. Rounding out the cast will be Mark Le Brocq, Sam Utley, and Thomas Isherwood. Stephen Barlow conducts the Gascoigne Orchestra.

Performance Dates: June 8 – July 9, 2023

Next up is “Tosca,” directed by Stephen Medcalf and conducted by Mark Shanahan, who leads the BBC Concert Orchestra. Izabela Matula takes on the title role alongside Otar Jorjikia as Cavaradossi and Brett Polegato as Scarpia.

Performance Dates: June 10 – July 5, 2023

The final opera of the Grange Park Opera festival will be “Werther” with Leonardo Capalbo and Ginger Costa-Jackson as Werther and Charlotte. Other cast members include Iria Perestrelo, Dominic Sedwick, Alan Ewing, Robin Horgan, and Ross Cummings. Christopher Hopkins conducts the Gascoigne Orchestra. John Doyle directs.

Performance Dates: June 17 – July 12, 2023