Figures in the Garden


12 August 2022

13 August 2022
Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens
Nr. Wheatley
OX33 1JZ

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022: Figures in the Garden

About Figures in the Garden

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022

Composed by Jonathan Dove
Performed by arrangement with Faber Music, London

Jonathan Dove’s Figures in the Garden sits flawlessly as an evening’s prequel to the headlining opera The Marriage of Figaro.

First commissioned by Glyndebourne to mark the bicentenary of Mozart’s birth, Dove explores alternative scenarios for Da Ponte’s characters drawing on musical ideas from Mozart’s operatic score.

This production sees a collaboration between dance students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and young local musicians from Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra, who will be pairing up with mentors from our Waterperry Ensemble.

If you feel intrigued by Dove’s take on The Marriage of Figaro, why not find out what happens by seeing them both.


Please see important ticketing information below

Ticketing information

Full Price – £15.00
Blue Light Card Holders and Benefits Support (NHS, DLA, UC, JSA) – £10.00*
​Under 30s – £10.00
​Under 16s – Feee**

* Disability Living Allowance, Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance
** Still requires a ticket

Date & times

Dates: 12 & 13 August from 5.00pm

Location: The Garden Glade near Waterperry’s Lily Pond

Duration: 20 minutes