Garsington has new Head of Music

Garsington has new Head of Music


norman lebrecht

May 14, 2018

Jonathon Swinard succeeds Susanna Stranders who has been rectuited by Covent Garden.

Jonathon has been Kapellmeister at Nuremberg Staatstheater in Nuremberg and chorus master at Scottish Opera.

Garsongton Opera Festival goes from strength to strength.



  • Will Duffay says:

    Irrelevant for the 99% of us who can’t afford £200 for a ticket. (I had to laugh at this line in the T&Cs: ‘ As members are aware, included in the amount quoted is a voluntary donation of £70 per seat to support Garsington Opera’s artistic quality’.)

    Seriously: who cares about Garsington, apart from the toffs? It’s a total irrelevance to almost everybody in the UK.

    • Maria says:

      Did a member of the audience prang your car or something?

      Most of the music discussed here could be described as irrelevant.

      Sour, pointless comment.

    • 18mebrumaire says:

      From your carefully considered remarks I assume you are a member of the ‘Music should be free’ brigade.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    “Garsongton Opera Festival goes from strength to strength”

    Interesting pavilions they put up there.