Each summer the English countryside opens its doors to a plethora of fantastic music-making, exploring repertoire old and new in idyllic locations, and this summer we look forward to singers from the Hazard Chase roster making appearances at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Garsington Opera, The Grange Festival and Opera Holland Park.
Anna Stéphany returns to Glyndebourne Festival to make her debut in the role of Sesto in David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Giulio Cesare. Led by William Christie and Jonathan Cohen, Giulio Cesare opens on June 10 and will run until 28 July.
At Garsington Opera, Adrian Thompson makes an appearance as Monostatos in Netia Jones’s new production of Die Zauberflöte running from May 31 – July 21. He sings alongside a cast that includes Louise Alder as Pamina and Benjamin Hulett as Tamino, under the baton of Christian Curnyn. Adrian will also sing the role of Bartolo in Verdi’s Falstaff which opens on June 16 and runs until July 22.
William Dazeley returns to Wormsley Estate to perform the role of the Count in Strauss’ final opera, Capriccio, a joint production between Garsington and Santa Fe Opera. Performances run from June 1 – June 28.
Kitty Whately sings the role of Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte at Opera Holland Park alongside Eleanor Dennis as Fiordiligi, with Nicholas Lester and Nick Pritchard as the young soldiers who put their fiancés to the test. The new production by director Oliver Platt runs from 31 May – 22 June.
John Copley joins The Grange Festival, Hampshire to direct a new production of Mozart’s The Abduction of Seraglio, with performances from 24 June – 7 July. John returns to The Grange following his work as part of their inaugural season last year, in which he directed Britten’s Albert Herring conducted by Steuart Bedford.
Kitty Whately, following her performance last year as Nancy in John Copley’s production of Albert Herring, will sing the role of Paquette in a concert performance of Candide on 7th July at The Grange Festival.