Longborough Festival Opera
Summary:The Cotswold village of Longborough is home to a 480-seat opera house which is the venue for a month-long festival each summer.
Few villages can claim to have an opera house in their midst, but each summer thousands of opera lovers flock to the north Cotswold village of Longborough for month-long festival.
Longborough Festival Opera (LFO), founded by Lizzie and Martin Graham in 1991, is based at New Banks Fee where a barn was converted into a 480-seat opera house, using seats from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, which were being discarded during refurbishment.
The theatre has been added to over the years as required, most recently with the orchestra pit dug deeper to accommodate a 65-strong Wagnerian orchestra.
The theatre presents three major operas each summer.
Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0QF