Jun | 25 28 30
Jul | 3 7
Just as Rossini did, we follow The Barber of Seville with Cinderella (prompted, it must be admitted, by overwhelming demand from our successful 2018 Barber team). Who could resist such Rossinian luminaries? Stephen Barlow directs and David Parry conducts. This is for many their favourite Rossini opera.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Jun | 24 27 29
Jul | 2
We celebrate the 61st anniversary of one of opera’s most popular adaptations. It would have been the 60th anniversary in 2020, except…… Full of sensuality, fun, argument, chaos and reconciliation, Benjamin Britten’s voluptuous and translucent music illuminates Shakespeare at his luscious and comic best.
Jun | 26
Jul | 1 4 22 24
Packed with soaring melodies, and infused with raw emotion and a desperate sense of desolation, tears will flow and passions will boil. We are thrilled to present a new production created by the internationally renowned director Stephen Lawless and conducted by Italian star Francesco Cilluffo, returning after his triumphant Falstaff.
My Fair Lady
Jul | 8 16 18
Since it stormed Broadway in 1956, Lerner and Loewe’s irresistible musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s social satire Pygmalion has become a monument of musical theatre. For the Festival in 2020, we present it as a staged concert, with the action of the characters sharing the stage with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and The Grange Festival Chorus.
Jul | 14 15 17
Just occasionally, something startling and wholly original occurs in the world of the performing arts, which has the potential to change the cultural landscape and become an historic event.