Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera started life in 1991 as Banks Fee Opera. After a series of chamber music concerts in the drawing room of our house, Banks Fee, we decided to invite Travelling Opera, a small touring opera company to give two performances with a small orchestra on a temporary stage in the courtyard of the stable block in aid of Sue Ryder and Barnado’s. The original audience was mainly local supporters of the charities and about £3000 was raised after costs and including donations which was divided between the two charities.

The opera evenings, with picnic interval, were very popular and we were begged to continue! Until 1998, our relationship was exclusively with Travelling Opera, whose productions of well-known operas in English were much enjoyed by our steadily increasing audience which grew from a total of 400 in 1991 to 1600 in 1997. Over that period, Banks Fee Opera presented Cosi fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, La Bohème, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, The Magic Flute and Carmen. Longborough Festival Opera was founded after our move to New Banks Fee, where we converted a barn into a theatre, using seats from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, which were being discarded during the process of its recent refurbishment.


Connected mandy members:

Samantha Sullivan
Wardrobe Assistant
2021, The Return Of Ulysses, Wardrobe Manager
LFO Big Top
Nick Fowler
Production Stage Manager
2021, The Cunning Little Vixen, Stage Manager
Longborough Festival Opera
Samantha Sullivan
Wardrobe Assistant
2021, The Cunning Little Vixen, Wardrobe Manager
LFO Big Top
Eleanor Roe
Actor
2021, The Cunning Little Vixen, Children's Ensemble
Longborough Festival Opera
Hannah Williams
Stage Manager
2021, The Cunning Little Vixen, Deputy Stage Manager
Big Top Tent, Longborough Festival Opera
Juliette Craft
Costume Supervisor
2021, OPERA, Head of Costume
Samantha Sullivan
Wardrobe Assistant
2021, Die Walkure, Wardrobe Manager
LFO Theatre
Hannah Williams
Stage Manager
2021, Die Walkure, Stage Manager
Longborough Opera House (socially distanced)
Jo Alexander
Company Stage Manager
2021, Cosi Fan Tutte, SM
Longborough Festival Opera - Big Top Tent
Samantha Sullivan
Wardrobe Assistant
2021, Cosi Fan Tutte, Wardrobe Manager
LFO Big Top
Adam Tripp
Stage Manager
2021, Così fan tutte, Deputy Stage Manager
Longborough Festival Opera
Lauren Burns
Assistant Stage Manager
2021, Cosi Fan Tutte, Assistant Stage Manager
Big Top @ Longborough Festival Opera
2021, , Soloist - Main role
Hannah Williams
Stage Manager
2020, Pagliacci, Stage Manager
Longborough Opera House (socially distanced)
Octavia Penes
Stage Manager
2019, The Rhinegold, assistant stage manager
Longborough Theatre
Emily Davidson
Costume Designer
2019, Longborough Festival Opera, Wardrobe Assistant
Sophie Johnson
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Las Calisto, Deputy Stage Manager
Franciska Ery
Director
2019, La Calisto, Assistant Director
James Gribble
Actor, Singer
2019, La Calisto, Pane
Valentini Kalpini
Stage Manager
2019, La Calisto, Assistant Stage Manager
Longborough Festival Opera

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Alternative Company Names

LFO, Longborough Festival Opera (Young Artists), Longborough Opera Festival