INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS IN SANTA FE
AND PERFORMANCES IN PARIS
Oxford-based Garsington Opera is due to perform its productions of Fidelio and Le Nozze de Figaro in Paris this November. In addition, it has plans to present a joint production of Capriccio with Sante Fe Opera during its Summer season in Oxfordshire. Douglas Boyd said: I am particularly thrilled to be bringing Garsington Opera to Paris where I am the Music Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and to be collaborating with one of the world’s greatest summer opera festivals – Santa Fe Opera. These are very important developments reflecting our ambitions to broaden our reach as we continue to grow artistically as an international summer opera festival.
The cast of Garsington Opera’s outstanding production of Fidelio, staged to critical acclaim in 2014, will perform a semi-staged concert performance in Paris on 24 November 2016 in the renowned concert hall of the Philharmonie de Paris. The orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Paris will be conducted by its Music Director, and Artistic Director of Garsington Opera, Douglas Boyd. The original cast including Rebecca von Lipinski (Leonore), Peter Wedd (Florestan), Stephen Richardson (Rocco), Sam Furness (Jaquino) and Jennifer France (Marzelline) will be joined by Andrew Foster-Williams (Pizarro), Bradley Travis (Don Fernando) and the Chœur de chambre accentus from Paris. It will be directed, with video, by Peter Mumford.
On 27 June 2017, Garsington Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro staged in the 2017 season, with principals and chorus from Garsington Opera will be given a semi-staged concert performance in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris conducted by its Music Director, Douglas Boyd.
In 2018 Garsington Opera will present Capriccio in collaboration with Santa Fe Opera. It will be directed by Tim Albery, designed by Tobias Hoheisel and conducted by Douglas Boyd. The production will be seen at Santa Fe in their forthcoming 2016 season.
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