Longborough Festival Opera has announced the cast for its new production of Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses, taking place between 13 – 18 July 2021.

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses) is Monteverdi’s beautiful, compassionate drama of homecoming. This production is the Longborough directing debut of Artistic Director Polly Graham, conducted by Robert Howarth and performed by early music specialists La Serenissima.


Tom Randle, Ulisse
Lucia Cervoni, Penelope
Claire Wild, Minerva
Ben Johnson, Eumete
Sophie Goldrick, Ericlea / Pisandro
Llio Evans, Melanto
Andrew Irwin, Telemaco
Matthew Buswell, Nettuno / Antinoo
Alexander Sprague, Eurimaco / Giove
Rosie Lomas, Giunone
Oliver Brignall, Iro
Benedict Nelson, Anfinomo

Find out more: https://lfo.org.uk/opera/the-return-of-ulysses#cast-amp-creative-team

Revised Season Plans for 2021

Longborough Artistic Director Polly Graham is determined to programme an unforgettable festival, and has made a few changes which will enable the largest audience possible to enjoy Longborough’s 2021 season, while prioritising the artistry of each production. Changes include: the addition of a new venue allowing for a larger audience under social distancing (The Big Top); new dates added for 2021; a concert production of Die Walküre, allowing for a full socially distanced Wagnerian orchestra in the Longborough theatre; and changes to Longborough’s Ring Cycle schedule.

For more information, please visit: https://lfo.org.uk/news/introducing-longboroughs-new-look-2021-season