AIDA   by   Verdi

2020 / 2021 !

February 22nd, 2020
Dear All
Contrary to my letter of a month ago, I regret to say that events have conspired to make the staging of our Opera Festival untenable this year.
There is still no end in sight to the delayed refurbishment works as a result of our flood, caused by the 'Beast from the East' in early March 2018, and further damage to the house, grounds and particularly the roof caused by the recent run of appalling weather, mean that once more we are not in a position to welcome you to Winslow Hall Opera in July.
Additionally, putting on an opera like Aida would have required such a major undertaking, and preoccupied as I have been with the aforementioned issues, I do not see how we would have been ready in time even were I to get an imminent all clear on the refurb. !!
I am so sorry for all of you who were looking forward to seeing our production of Aida here, and particularly for those who had already made plans to attend on a specific day.
Once again, my sincere apologies that we are not performing an opera this year, and I very much hope that you will be able to come to our revived festival next year.
With very best wishes






The Hon. Christopher Gilmour

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