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Our 2023 Season takes us on an operatic journey of passion, love, comedy, rivalry, and betrayal, expressed through the glorious music and drama of next summer s four productions.
Transporting us to two very different worlds, The English Concert will bring their unique soundscape to Rossini s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini s effervescent telling of Seville s most celebrated barber, Figaro, and to the miracle of the 14-year-old Mozart s Mitridate, re di Ponto, which paints the extreme emotions of its protagonists in dazzling displays of vocal gymnastics.
We welcome back the Philharmonia Orchestra for Ariadne auf Naxos, a collision of heart-tugging tragedy and comedy portrayed through the sublime music of Strauss, and we revive our acclaimed 2019 production of The Bartered Bride. A story ultimately about the triumph of love, Smetana s opera is a celebration of Czech culture through music, dance and the thrills of a circus!
I look forward to sharing the delights of the 2023 Festival with you in the extraordinary surroundings of our home at Wormsley.
Truly a night to remember Audience member, 2022
Douglas Boyd, Artistic Director