2019 is going to be a particularly exciting year for us at Longborough. Not only will it be the first season with our new Artistic Director (and daughter of Longborough founders Martin and Lizzie) Polly Graham; but it also marks the beginning of our brand new Ring cycle.
Anthony Negus / Amy Lane
5, 7, 9, 11 June
Jeremy Silver / Jenny Miller
22, 25, 27, 29 June, 1 July
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Thomas Blunt / Martin Constantine
11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 July
Lesley Anne Sammons / Mathilde Lopez
(Young Artist production)
29, 31 July, 2, 3 August
The 2019 Festival opens with Das Rheingold. Director Amy Lane (ROH) and our own eminent Wagnerian Anthony Negus commence Longborough's new Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wagner's epic tale of of gods, giants, and heroes and their struggles for power. Our new Ring will culminate in the full cycle in 2023.
Following 2018's L'incoronazione di Poppea, conductor Jeremy Silver and director Jenny Miller return to Longborough for Donizetti's tragic Anna Bolena.
Conductor Thomas Blunt (La traviata, 2018) joins director Martin Constantine for a new production (in English) of Mozart's charismatic and irresponsible Don Giovanni.
Longborough's 2019 Young Artist production is Cavalli's La Calisto. This rarely-performed brilliant work will be brought to life by conductor Lesley Anne Sammons and director Mathilde Lopez.