A new and exciting open-air opera venue in the stunning grounds of a stately home in the heart of the Chilterns
The Vache Baroque Festival, a new and exciting open-air music venue, will open its doors to the public on 4 September 2020 for the first time. The festival aims to bring audiences first-class Baroque music in a stunning outdoor setting, with picnicking beforehand in the grounds of The Vache, a historic stately home located in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Striving to provide audiences and musicians with a much-needed cultural outlet, the VBF promises to showcase emerging talent met with a contemporary twist. By presenting multi-disciplinary productions from the known Baroque canon alongside more obscure works, the VBF hopes to attract a younger and more diverse audience to Baroque music.
The festival will be launching this September with two performances of Purcell’s iconic opera, Dido & Aeneas , which charts the tragic love story of the pair. Directed by critically-acclaimed 2007-2009 Jette Parker Young Artist Stage Director Thomas Guthrie, musically directed by Jonathan Darbourne and choreographed by Ukweli Roach, with members of his dance company Bird Gang performing, Dido & Aeneas will enchant and inspire in this modern take on a well known Greek myth.