Mansfield Park

Hampstead Garden Opera presents a new chamber opera for ten singers and piano duet by Jonathan Dove. Setting Jane Austen’s third novel (libretto by Alasdair Middleton), it tells of Fanny Price, a shy young girl with a strong moral sense, who is sent by her impoverished parents to live with her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Despite being treated as an outsider by most of the Bertram family, Fanny becomes extremely attached to her cousin Edmund, but her love for him is threatened when Henry and Mary Crawford visit the neighbourhood with their own romantic plans. Directed by Bruno Ravella. (The music director is Alasdair Middleton.)