The 2008 listings for country house opera dates and venues from all over the UK and Ireland:

Greater London:

Holland Park
Address: Holland Park W8
Tel: 0845 230 9769
Website: www.rbkc.gov.uk/ohphollandpark/general/

Il Trovatore Verdi
Dates running: 3 – 20 June

La Filled u Regiment Donizetti
Dates running: 4 – 21 June

The Magic Flute Mozart
Dates Running: 28 June – 12 July

Tosca Puccini
Dates Running: 1 – 13 July

La Gioconda Ponchielli
Dates Running: 22 July – 9 August

Iolanta Tchaikovsky
Dates Running: 25 July – 8 August


Chiswick House
Address: Chiswick, London W4
Tel: 07956 586 966
Website: www.chfriends.org.uk Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 26 June


Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park
Address: Greenwich
Tel: 0208 858 7755
Website: www.friendsofgreenwichpark.org.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 25 August


South East:

Glyndebourne
Address: Lewes, East Sussex cBN8 5UU
Tel: 01273 812 321
Website: www.glyndebourne.com

L’Incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi
Dates Running: 18 May – 4 July

Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky
Dates Running: 21 May – 11 July

Albert Herring Crozier
Dates Running: 14 June – 19 July

Carmen Bizet
Dates Running: 6 July – 31 August

Hansel and Gretel Strauss
Dates Running: 20 July – 29 August

Love and Other Demons Marquez
Dates Running : 10 August – 30 August

Grange Park Opera
Address: The Coach House, 12 St Thomas St, Winchester SO23 9HF
Tel: 01962 868 600
Website: www.grangeparkopera.co.uk

La Fanciulla de West Puccini
Dates Running: 4 June – 4 July

Blue Beard Offenbach
Dates Running: 5 June – 3 July

Bryn Terfel
Dates Running: 6 July

Rusalka Dvorak
Dates Running: 22 June – 9 July

Falstaff Verdi
Dates Running: 12 – 20 July

Dido and Aeneas/The Judgement of Paris Purcell/Eccles
Dates Running: 18 July

Harold Hillier Gardens
Address: Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA
Tel: 01794 368 787
Website: www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 9 August

Goodnestone Park Gardens
Address: Nr Wingham, Goodnestone, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL
Tel: 01227 787787
Website: www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 23 August

Garsington Manor
Address: Garsington, Oxford OX44 9DH
Tel: 01865 361 636
Website: www.garsingtonopera.org

L’Incoronazione di Dario Vivaldi
Dates Running: 4 June – 5 July

Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart
Dates Running: 7 June – 4 July

The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky
Dates Running: 19 June – 6 July





Waddesdon Manor
Address: Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH
Tel: 01296 652 343
Website: www.waddesdon.org.uk/events/sep_08/cosi_fan_tutte_dairy.html

Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart
Dates Running: 7 September


Hambleden Estate
Address: Dairy Lane, Greenlands, Henley on Thames RG9 3AS
Tel 01491 571353
Website www.thehambledenestate.com

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 5 June


West Green House Gardens
Address: Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8JB
Tel: 01252 844 611
Website: www.westgreenhousegardens.co.uk/Opera.htm

Falstaff Verdi
Dates Running: 2 August

Die Fledermaus Strauss
Dates Running: 9 – 10 August

Il Mondo Della Luna Haydn
Dates Running: 16 – 17 August


Greyfriars Garden
Address: Winchelsea, Sussex
Tel: 01797 222 723
Website: www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 21 June

The Deanery
Address: Bampton, Oxfordshire
Tel: 01993 851876
Website: www.bamptonopera.org/index.htm

Paer Leonora Ferdinando
Dates Running: 18 – 19 July


East of England

Bouncers Farm
Address: Wickham Hall Lane, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3JJ
Tel: 01621 894 112
Website: www.operaintheorchard.co.uk

The Impresario Mozart
Dates Running: 12 – 13 July

Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni
Dates Running: 12 – 13 July


Stanley Hall
Address: Halstead, Essex CO9 2LY
Tel: 01787 222 619
Website: www.stanleyhall.co.uk/welcome2.html

Un Giorno di Regno Verdi
Dates Running: 19 – 22 June


Glemham Hall
Address: Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Tel: 01473 433 100
Website: www.glemhamhall.co.uk/events.html

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 8 June

The Marriage of Figaro
Dates Running: 20 July


Kentwell Hall
Address: Long Melford, Suffolk CO 10 9BA
Tel: 01787 310 207
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk/ConcertsAndTheatre

Madame Butterfly Puccini
Dates Running: 19 July

Yeomen of the Guard Gilbert and Sullivan
Dates Running: 2 August


Mannington Hall
Address: Norwich, Norfolk NR11 7BB
Tel: 01263 584175
Website: web.mac.com/rogerwalpole/iWeb/2008%20Website/Events.html

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 1 August


Thurston End Hall
Address: Hawkedon, Nr Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk
Tel: 01284 769 505
Website: www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 16 August


Midlands




The Old Hall
Address: Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Tel: 0790 334 0858
Website: www.doverbecktrust.org.uk

The Marriage of Figaro Mozart
Dates Running: 28 June

Walcot Hall
Address Lydbury, North Shropshire SY7 8AZ
Tel 01588 680570
Website www.walcothall.com/news/php

The Barber of Seville Rossini
Dates Running: 6 – 7 June

Clonter Opera
Address Swettenham Heath, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2LR
Tel 01260 224514
Website www.clonteropera.com

Carmen Bizet
Dates Running: 17 July – 4 October


South West

Longborough
Address: Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, CGL56 0QF
Tel: 01451 830292
Website: www.longboroughopera.com

La Traviata Verdi
Dates Running: 11 June – 26 July

The Cunning Little Vixen Janacek
Dates Running: 27 June – 5 July

Das Rheingold Wagner
Dates Running: 15 July – 19 July

The Coronation of Poppea Monteverdi
Dates Running: 18 July


Lacock Abbey
Address: Lacock, nr Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2LG
Tel: 0870 300 0579
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-events/w-events-find_event.htm?propertyIF=319

Die Fledermaus
Dates Running: 16 August

Iford Manor
Address: Iford, Wiltshire BA15 2BA
Tel: 01225 868 124
Website: www.ifordarts.co.uk

The Marriage of Figaro Mozart
Dates Running: 19 June – 5 July

Giasone Cavalli
Dates Running: 11 July – 19 July

Un Giorno di Regno Verdi
Dates Running: 22 July – 02 August

The Orangery
Address: Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG
Tel: 01993 851876
Website: www.bamptonopera.org/index.htm

Apollo and Hyacinth Mozart
Dates Running 24 – 25 August

Le Cinesi Gluck
Dates Running 24 – 25 August

Delamore House
Address Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9RF
Tel: 01752 837441
Website: www.newdevonopera.co.uk

Rigoletto Verdi
Dates running 31 July


Ugbrooke House
Address Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0AD
Tel 01626 852179
Website www.ugbrooke.co.uk/index.htm

Rigoletto Verdi
Dates running 25-26 July


North of England

Alnwick Garden
Address Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU
Tel 01665 511350
Website www.alnwickgarden.com/news_events/view_event.asp?id=585

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 15 June


Wales

Aberglasney Gardens
Address Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH
Tel 01558 668998
Website www.aberglasney.org/index.php?page=view_news&news_id=64

L’Elisir D’Amore Donizetti
Dates Running: 13 July

Scotland

Cawdor Castle
Address Nairn IV12 5RD
Tel 01667 404401
Website www.cawdorcastle.com/news.cfm

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates Running: 26 June


Culross Abbey House
Address Culross, Dunfermline
Tel 01383 880349
Website www.culrossfestival.com

Madame Butterfly Puccini
Dates Running: 2 August


Bodnant Gardern
Address Near Conwy
Tel 01492 650 460
Website www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates running 13 July


N Ireland

Castleward
Address Strangford, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland BT30 7LS
Tel 02892 639545
Website www.castlewardopera.com

Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart
Dates running 30 May – 21 June


Republic of Ireland

Borris House
Address Borris, Co Carlow
Tel +353 53 925 5071
Website www.blackstairsopera.com

Gianni Schicchi Puccini
Dates running 4 – 5 July


Johnstown Castle
Address Wexford, Co. Wexford
Tel +353 53 91 22 400
Website www.wexfordopera.com/home.php

Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden) Rimsky-Korsakov
Dates running 16 – 31 October

The Mines of Sulphur Bennett
Dates running 17 October – 1 November

Tutti in Maschera (Everyone in Disguise) Pedrotti
Dates running 18 October – 2 November


Loughcrew Garden
Address Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland
Tel +353 498541356
Website www.loughcrew.com/opera_08.html

Don Pasquale Donizetti
Dates running 27 – 28 June

Dates of village fetes Summer 2008

*Country houses for sale