L'OLIMPIADE

VB Opera 2024: Pergolesi’s The Olympiad

The libretto of L’Olimpiade or The Olympiad was set to music by over fifty composers, making it one of the most popular in opera history. Based on the story of the ‘Trial of the Suitors’ by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, it has all the materials necessary for a work of high drama – loyal friends, crossed lovers, secret backstories, deception, disguise, and possible ruin.

For Vache Baroque’s 2024 Summer opera production, a cast of seven will sing Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s enthralling arias in Italian and act out the narrative in a newly-created English script by director Laura Attridge.

In 2024, please join us on…

SAT 31 AUGUST

SUN 1 SEPTEMBER

SAT 7 SEPTEMBER

SUN 8 SEPTEMBER

In true VB Festival fashion the grounds will become an extension of the stage, with sports-themed activities and immersive elements from the ‘Trial’ filling the hours before the main show. When the gun sounds, the opera will take just over two hours including an interval – a fast-paced, energetic performance reflecting the dash-to-the-line of this Olympic story.

Who will win? Who will lose? Let the games begin.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Priority booking for VBFriends will open on Thursday 29 February at 10am

General booking will open on Thursday 14 March at 10am