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13 Sep 2018

Two of Garsington Opera's 2018 productions to reach a wider audience

Garsington Opera is delighted to announce that on Saturday 6 October, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Opera on 3’, will broadcast the production of its first festival world premiere - The Skating Rink by David Sawer set to a libretto by Rory Mullarkey based on a novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño.

Garry Walker conducts with a cast that includes Grant Doyle (Enric), Susan Bickley (Carmen), Alan Oke (Rookie), Sam Furness (Gaspar), Lauren Zolezzi (Nuria), Ben Edquist (Remo), Claire Wild (Caridad) and Louise Winter (Pilar) with the Garsington Opera Orchestra. The production was directed by Stewart Laing.

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