photo credit: Fran Hills

photo credit: Fran Hills


“An irresistibly energetic production.” ★★★★ Martin Kettle, The Guardian

“Garsington…has created the most felicitous production of [The Bartered Bride] I could ever imagine.” ★★★★★ Michael Church, The Independent

“The festival at the top of its game.” ★★★★★ George Hall, The Stage

“This vivacious, meticulously executed production is a joyful experience from beginning to end.” ★★★★ David Karlin, Bachtrack

“Achieving miracles of clarity, pacing and ensemble.” ★★★★ Sebastian Scotney, The Arts Desk

“A bar-raising opener for the company’s 30th-anniversay season.” ★★★★ Alexandra Coghlan, Broadway World

“[A] wonderfully imagined and musically classy show.” ★★★★½ Melanie Eskenazi, Music OMH

“A jolly and colourful production.” ★★★★ Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

“The Bartered Bride…bubbles over with fantastic musical invention.” ★★★★★ Alexander Campbell, Classical Source

“An excellent cast.” ★★★★ Nick Kimberley, The Evening Standard

“Everything was pitch-perfect and timed to a tee. … Quite frankly, it’s difficult to imagine The Bartered Bride being staged with more sincerity and charm than this.” Clare Seymour, Opera Today

“Comic sunshine.” ★★★★ Neil Fisher, The Times (£)