Waterperry Opera Festival’s period-perfect production of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park brings Jane Austen’s world to life with delicious wit and beautiful music.
Tickets: £100 (includes an invitation to the opening of the summer exhibition, gardens, interval champagne reception and opera)
4.30pm Opening of the Summer Exhibition “Family Trees”
5.30pm Gardens open
From 6.15pm Enjoy pre-performance scenes as you pass through the ground floor apartments en route to The Great Hall
Mansfield Park tells the story of Fanny Price, who is sent at age 10 to live with her rich uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, at his family estate. Jonathan Dove’s operatic treatment of the superb comic novel by Austen, with a libretto by Alasdair Middleton, returns to Boughton where it was premiered in 2011.
Since then it has become a contemporary operatic gem. Directed by Rebecca Meltzer, this production has received widespread critical-acclaim and sold out runs at Waterperry in 2018 and 2019. Accompanied on the piano, 10 singers perform as an ensemble of loveable characters pulling at our heartstrings and making us laugh-out-loud.
Packed full of humour and intimate charm, this opera does not shy away from risqué themes of seduction, love and scandal.
This intimate production brings audiences right into the centre of the action, so close you can almost touch. Perfect for Austen and music lovers alike, be prepared to be whisked away.
Performance ends at approximately 9.15pm
Supported by Penelope Escombe
Play along with the cast of Mansfield Park as their knowledge of the Regency period is tested!