Pergolesi’s L’Olimpiade – Relaxed Performance

Saturday 7 September 2024
10.30am – 1.30pm at The Vache, Chalfont St. Giles, HP8 4SD

An abridged version of L’Olimpiade (1735) by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

A shortened version of our 2024 opera, which has been specially curated for those that would benefit from a more ‘relaxed’ experience. Everyone is welcome to attend, including families with babies or very young children and those with learning disabilities, neurological conditions or movement disorders.

Running time will be 1 hour, to include a short and interactive interval. Visit our FAQs page for more info about this VB experience.

Aoife Miskelly Licida
Nazan Fikret Aristea
Natasha Page Megacle
Bechara Moufarrej Clistene
Shafali Jalota Argene
Frances Gregory Alcandro
Robert Forrest Aminta

Jonathan Darbourne Music Director
Laura Attridge Director; Script Writer
Caitlin Abbott Designer
Josie Ireland Lighting Designer
Ami Nagano Movement Director*
Rachel Wise Associate Director
Beri Valentine Stage Manager

L’Olimpiade (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, and disguise…

Grounds will open at 10.30am, allowing plenty of time to settle in, enjoy the grounds and interactive activities for picnicking and exploring. The main performance is scheduled to begin at midday.

We are particularly grateful to Marian and Gordon Pell, and Earl and Lady Howe for their support of this production. Heartfelt thanks to all our VBFriends and supporters, who make our work possible.

*on placement from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Please detail any additional support (wheelchair access and spaces etc.) that you might need to make your visit an enjoyable one. Our box office team will be more than happy to assist you. We'll get in touch to confirm arrangements closer to the event.
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Ticket Band

Adult Ticket (£20), Carer Ticket (£1), Under 18 Ticket (£12), Under 5 Ticket (£1)