Sat 14 Aug
Independent arrival at the voco Oxford Spires Hotel, a contemporary 4.5-star property within easy walking distance of Oxford's colleges, museums and theatres. A welcome dinner will be served in the hotel.
Sun 15 Aug
The morning is is at leisure for you to make your own choice of activity in the historic city of Oxford. After an independent lunch we transfer to Waterperry House & Gardens (approx. 30 mins) to spend some time soaking up the festival atmosphere in the gardens. You may also choose to make your way to the House earlier on an independent basis to attend the two 30-minute optional performances this afternoon; Jonathan Dove’s Ariel, which offers an insight into Ariel’s world following the spirit’s release from Prospero’s command, and Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge, staged in the woodland area (tickets subject to availability). In the early evening the included opera performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love will be performed in front of the House and a festival picnic supper is included.
Mon 16 Aug
Programme at Waterperry House and Gardens
15 Aug 15.00
D: Rebecca Meltzer
Cast: Daniella Sicari
Venue: Mary Rose Garden
15 Aug 16.00
ON WENLOCK EDGE Vaughan Williams£20
Cast: Ted Black
Venue: The Woodland
15 Aug 18.00
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE DonizettiInc
D: Dan Ayling
C: Bertie Baigent
Cast: Alison Langer, Thando Mjandana, Oskar McCarthy, Darwin Prakash, Daniella Sicari
Venue: In front of Waterperry House
Performed in an English translation
Prices per person
Tour price includes: Group transfers for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one dinner, one picnic dinner, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.