Rehearsals under way for opera festival

Winslow Hall owner Christopher Gilmour promoting The Marriage of Figaro 120629M-A676
Winslow Hall owner Christopher Gilmour promoting The Marriage of Figaro 120629M-A676
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WINSLOW: Rehearsals started in Winslow this week for the Winslow Hall opera production of The Marriage Of Figaro.

Mezzo-soprano Yvonne Fontane is directing Mozart’s comic masterpiece, as well as starring in the role of La Contessa.

The production takes place in a fully covered auditorium which is being specially installed in the grounds of Winslow’s landmark building Winslow Hall, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

Performances are at 6pm on Saturday, July 21, 3pm on Sunday, July 22, 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, July 25, 26 and 28, and 3pm on Sunday, July 29. Evening performances have a 90-minute picnic/dinner interval.

For tickets, call 01280 848275 or visit www.stoweopera.com