Mansfield Park

Tue 12 - Thu 21 July 2022

Mansfield Park

A Waterperry Opera Festival Production.

Music by Jonathan Dove. Libretto by Alasdair Middleton based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same title. 

★★★★★ Bachtrack – “Mansfield Park sparkled with wit and ingenuity from start to finish. As intimate opera experiences go, Waterperry Opera Festival’s fresh, joy- fuelled Mansfield Park sets a new benchmark of quality, vibrancy and sheer fun.

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.

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 was commissioned by Heritage Opera 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. Perfect for Austen and music lovers alike, be prepared to be whisked away.

Sung in English.

Licensed by arrangement with Peters Edition Limited, London.

Creatives & Cast

Rebecca Meltzer Director

Bradley Wood Music Director

George Ireland Repetiteur

Ashley Beauchamp Head of Music

Eleanor Burke Staff Director

Jane Black Costume Designer


Sian Griffiths Fanny Price

Milo Harries Edmund Bertram

Ellie Neate Maria Bertram

Sarah Champion Julia Bertram

Emily Gray Lady Bertram

Phil Wilcox Sir Thomas

Robin Bailey Henry Crawford

Eleanor Sanderson-Nash Mary Crawford

Lawrence Thackeray Mr Rushworth

Eleanor Garside Aunt Norris

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