Winslow Hall Opera’s ‘Un ballo in maschera’ by Verdi to be performed in Buckinghamshire in July
Between 7th and 16th July, a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera will be performed in the grounds of Winslow Hall in Buckinghamshire.
The opera in three acts will be conducted by Oliver Gilmour, Winslow Hall Opera’s artistic director for the last three seasons, and directed by Carmen Jakobi. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy picnics before afternoon performances and supper during an 85-minute interval in the evenings.
Grade I listed Winslow Hall itself is a fascinating house that was once described as “the Rolls-Royce of English domestic architecture”. Supposedly built to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren, the building – famed for its curiously tall chimneys – has variously been a school, an office for RAF Bomber Command and an antiques showroom.
Restored as a private house by a former British ambassador to the Netherlands in the 1950s, Winslow Hall was sold to the former restaurateur Christopher Gilmour and his delightful Australian wife, Mardi, in 2010.
Tickets are priced between £75 and £95 per person (with a discount of £10 per ticket on bookings made before 15th May). For further information and to book, telephone +44 (0) 754 472 6501 or email [email protected]
7th July at 6pm
9th July at 3pm
11th July at 6pm
13th July at 6pm
15th July at 5pm
16th July at 3pm
Black tie is optional.
Winslow Hall, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3HL. Parking is available in the field opposite. Trains from London Euston to Milton Keynes take 30 minutes.
I shall most definitely make an effort to book tickets.
Is this the Glyndebourne of Buckinghamshire? I’d never heard of it but it does sound like a most pleasant way to spend an evening.
According to The Telegraph, we are the new Glyndbourne !
As our patrons have said ‘before it went commercial ‘.
What a beautiful spot for a bit of opera. I wish I lived nearer.
I am on the Board of a small, newly created opera company, the Queens Opera Theatre, and this is something we could be emulating. Thanks for sharing.