Count Ory Jack Swanson ( ex. 22 & 25 July ) Robert Murray ( 22 & 25 July ) Adèle Andrea Carroll Isolier Katie Bray Raimbaud Jacques Imbrailo Ragonde Patricia Bardon Tutor Joshua Bloom
Conductor Valentina Peleggi Director Cal McCrystal Designer takis Lighting Designer Jake Wiltshire Choreographer Tim Claydon
Philharmonia Orchestra Garsington Opera Chorus
Sung in French with English supertitles
Count Ory is a chancer, bent on seducing the Countess Adèle while the menfolk are away fighting the Crusades. The women s decision to spurn all other men until they return only increases Ory s determination to overcome the obstacles in his way. There are disguises and confusions, thunderstorms and drunken debauches, romantic entanglements and mistaken identities under cover of darkness.
Rossini s final comedy is a farcical romp, replete with delectable music, ranging from skittish coloratura fireworks to melting intensity and poignant lyricism, along with vocal and instrumental dazzlement, and bravura energy.
For this new production we welcome award-winning director Cal McCrystal for the first time with fast-rising international star Jack Swanson in the title role. Valentina Peleggi makes her Garsington Opera debut conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Performances Insight Talk 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, 25 July Wednesday 28 April, 7pm London Start time 6pm