Waterperry Opera Festival 2024
9 – 18 August
General booking opens 11 April at 9am
The Barber of Seville
Opera by Gioachino Rossini performed in English
10, 11, 14, 15 & 17 August 2024
Overflowing with wit, charm, and famous melodies, The Barber of Seville is a classic audience favourite that promises an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, romance, and boundless entertainment for all ages.
The Turn of the Screw
Opera by Benjamin Britten performed in English
9, 13 & 16 August 2024
Dive into the haunting tale of Benjamin Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw, a gripping story of mystery and suspense in the perfect space for Britten's masterpiece: our intimate and unique amphitheatre stage.
Spine-tingling music brings this suspenseful thriller to life, and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Peter and the Wolf
Music by Sergei Prokofiev performed with English narration
10, 11 & 17 August 2024
Join the enchanting family adventure of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, a musical masterpiece that brings a timeless tale to life right in the heart of Waterperry Gardens! In a magical forest, young Peter embarks on a daring quest to capture the cunning wolf that threatens his village. Guided by captivating narrators and accompanied by a talented quintet, each character is represented by a unique instrument – painting a vivid musical and theatrical painting.
Nights Not Spent Alone
Composed by Jonathan Dove performed in English
15, 16 & 17 August 2024
We present the very first dramatic staging of some of Jonathan Dove’s intimate and witty song cycles for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano. This seductive and thought-provoking performance will delight audiences in the Waterperry House Ballroom.
Last Night at the Opera
Gala concert featuring the Waterperry Opera Festival Orchestra & Soloists
18 August 2024
Join us for an unforgettable night of operatic classics at Waterperry House and Gardens, as we close our festival with favourite arias and ensembles from across the world of opera.
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Fanny Mendelssohn
16 & 18 August 2024
Step into a realm of tranquillity with Serenades, a daytime classical music concert that promises an accessible, relaxed performance in the laid-back setting of Waterperry Gardens. Serenades guarantees an experience where the delightful melodies of Fanny Mendelssohn and Mozart’s music intertwine seamlessly with the beauty of the natural world.
Young Artist Programme
Our Young Artist Programme offers artists at the beginning of their careers the opportunity to develop their skills and hone their craft in a safe and exciting environment. In 2024 we welcome singers and directors to join the YA programme at our summer Festival.
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