Garsington Opera’s 2018 production of Verdi’s Falstaff, directed by Bruno Ravella, has been nominated for the highly coveted forthcoming Sky Arts Awards in the Opera category. This production, which was also captured and streamed to 9,000 people in over 20 countries via the digital platform OperaVision, stands beside Welsh National Opera and English National Opera for Rhondda Rips It Up! and Porgy and Bess respectively.

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards is now in its 23rd year and will take place on Sunday 7 July at the Savoy Hotel, aired on Wednesday 10 July at 8pm on Sky Arts, the UK’s only TV channel dedicated to arts, music and culture. Hosted by Melvyn Bragg, the South Bank Sky Arts Awards is the only Awards ceremony in the world to celebrate every genre of the Arts, including Dance, Theatre, Pop, TV Drama, Film, Classical Music, Literature, Opera, Comedy and Visual Art.

Garsington Opera’s 30th Anniversary Season is now well underway with four new productions - Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the first UK stage performance of Offenbach’s Fantasio and Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. The season culminates with three concert performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, celebrating the start of a partnership with The English Concert.


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