Superb and idiomatic playing from the orchestra, powerful, seductive”

Opera, September 2012
(Katya Kabanova, Longborough Festival Opera)

Welcome to Opera Project’s 23rd Season. The season opens with a dramatic new touring production of Verdi’s great masterpiece Rigoletto, exploding on to the stage at Oxford High School on 13th May with the fabulous Simon Thorpe in the title role and the wonderful Marlena Devoe as Gilda. Rigoletto tours throughout the summer, including two performances at the beautiful Black Mountains Barns in Herefordshire in late June.

In the autumn, Opera Project return to Bristol to collaborate once more with Tobacco Factory Theatres to stage a new co-production of Don Giovanni, with the brilliant George von Bergen in the title role. In addition, the company’s directors Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness form the creative team behind Longborough Festival Opera’s new production of Janáček’s great opera Jenůfa, which opens on 16th July.



Fri 13 May: Oxford High School, Tel 01865 559888

Tue 17 MayNewbury Spring Festival, Tel 0845 5218 218

Sat 11 June: Private performance in Cumbria

Sat 25 June and Sun 26 June: Black Mountains Barns, Tel 01873 860358

Wed 27 July: Friends for Bristol Oncology, Tel 01761 462 428


website image jenufa squareJENŮFA

16, 19, 21, 23 July (5.00pm)

Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough, Moreton-in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0QF;  Tel 01451 830292

For tickets, please contact Longborough Festival Opera.


fire-orange-burningDON GIOVANNI

5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22 October (7.30pm)

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF

For further information, please visit Tobacco Factory Theatres