Longborough Festival Opera Reveals 2020 Season, Featuring Operas by Wagner, Donizetti, & More

By David Salazar

The Longborough Festival Opera announced its 2020 season, which will feature four operas from a wide range of periods and cultures in the artform’s history.

After a season with three of four operas in Italian, this season will feature a work by a baroque composer, a bel canto composer, a Czech master, and finally, Wagner.

Die Walküre” will be presented in a production by Amy Lane with mark Le Brocq as Siegmund, Paul Carey Jones as Wotan, and Sarah Marie Kramer as Sieglinde. Lee Bisset will make her role debut as Brünnhilde.

Performance Dates: TBD

Monteverdi’s “The Return of Ulysses” will get a production directed by Polly Graham, the Longborough’s Artistic Director; this will be her directorial debut with the festival. Tom Randle will star as the legendary Greek here.

Performance Dates: TBD

Justin Brown will conduct  “The Cunning Little Vixen,” which will feature participants of the Longborough’s annual Emerging Artist program.

“This is one of the greatest operas ever written, Wagnerian in its scope. It shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of the natural world – perfect for Longborough,” said Graham in a press release.

Performance Dates: TBD

Finally, the company will showcase “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Alice Farnham in the pit.

Performance Dates: TBD