English Summer Opera Festivals
Glyndebourne & Garsington
7 nights mid-July 2022
Summer in England is celebrated as nowhere else, with a blend of traditional cultural, sporting and social events that take full advantage of those long, languid days. Wimbledon, Ascot races, cricket and garden parties are some of the more familiar diversions, and then there are the country opera festivals that combine world-class artistic standards with a uniquely English way of drawing the most enjoyment possible from our art form.
Two of the very best will return in all their glory in 2022 and we are in planning to create an unforgettable experience for you.
The program will include nights at the highly regarded Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire. Built in the early 1600s, the house is part of the Hartwell Estate owned by the Ernest Cook Trust, one of England’s largest educational charities. From there we will visit the Garsington Opera Festival, established in 1989 by the late Leonard Ingrams and his wife Rosalind at Garsington Manor, near Oxford and subsequently relocating in 2011 to the Wormsley Estate, home of the Getty family.
For Glyndebourne, we have selected Horsted Place. Dating back to 1850, Horsted Place is a lovely Tudor Revival country house, and it was for many years the residence of Lord and Lady Rupert Nevill, counting Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh among their frequent house guests. Set in secluded gardens and close to Glyndebourne, Horsted Place’s gracious style makes it an absolute favorite place to stay while in the Glyndebourne area.
Opera content is still pending and full itinerary details will be announced as soon as possible.