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16th May 2023

Opera returns to Fuller’s gardens this summer

Fuller Smith and Turner, the premium pubs and hotels business, is delighted to announce the welcome return of Opera in the Garden.

Head to your local Fuller’s pub for another season of operatic excellence from Rogue Opera, with a new production showcasing all the big issues in opera – doomed love, star-crossed lovers, the eternal battle between good and evil, loyalty and jealously, power and revenge. But it’s not all about love and death in opera – there is plenty of fun to be had along the way, embodied by opera’s best larrikins, jokers, comedians and sidekicks. With spoken English dialogue linking fantastic opera pieces, and all pieces sung in their original language, Rogue Opera’s four singers and pianist return to Fuller’s Opera in the Garden – with another cleverly crafted romp through the opera cannon to delight newcomers and connoisseurs alike.

This year’s production offers 24 performances across 24 Fuller’s pubs from 18 June to 31 July and tickets can be purchased from Fuller’s website.

Rogue Opera founder Bronwen Stephens-Harding said: “Bringing opera to new spaces and audiences is a key part of our vision and what better way to experience opera for the first time – or revisit your favourites – than in your local pub garden? We’re excited to premiere Rogue Opera’s third original production, Lovers, Losers and Larrikins including fantastic singing, acting, staging and clever use of props to bring the drama to life. It’s been great fun creating another Opera in the Garden production for Fuller’s. We have lots of great characters and music to share with the audiences and I can’t wait to get back on the garden stages this summer.”

A full list of venues, performances and ticket prices can be found on the Fuller’s website.



A selection of photos from last year’s production can be downloaded here –

Please note, this link will expire in seven days.

Fuller’s Opera in the Garden full tour dates

The Bear of Rodborough, Stroud

Sunday 18 June

The Bull Inn, Sonning

Monday 19 June

The Hare & Hounds, Osterley

Wednesday 21 June

The George IV, Chiswick

Saturday 24 June

The Duke of Kent, Ealing

Monday 26 June

The Queen’s Head, Kingston

Tuesday 27 June

The Anglers, Teddington

Wednesday 28 June

The Red Lion, Barnes

Friday 30 June

The Bel & Dragon, Churt

Monday 3 July

The Bear of Burton, Christchurch

Wednesday 5 July

The White Buck, Burley

Thursday 6 July

The Bull Hotel, Bridport

Friday 7 July

The Frog & Wicket, Eversley

Monday 10 July

The Ship Inn, Langstone

Tuesday 11 July

The Red Lion, Chalton

Wednesday 12 July

The Mayfly, Stockbridge

Thursday 13 July

The Links Tavern, Liphook

Tuesday 18 July

The Jolly Farmer, Alton

Wednesday 19 July

Bel & The Dragon, Wendover

Thursday 20 July

The Fox & Pelican, Hindhead

Sun 23 July

Bel & The Dragon, Cookham

Monday 24 July

The King & Queen, Caterham

Saturday 29 July

The Plough, Ealing

Thursday 27 July

The Hare & Hounds, Osterley

Wednesday 21 June

The Mill, Elstead

Monday 31 July

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Please note that we have a small number of review tickets for certain shows. Please contact the press office for more details.

For further information and photography, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald        020 8996 2198   

Alice Monteath         020 8996 20174  

Rogue Opera:

Rogue Opera was established at the end of 2017 by Bronwen Stephens-Harding – director, singer and marketeer. A passionate singer from childhood, Bronwen returned to music full-time in 2012. She is delighted to call on her years of corporate events and marketing experience to fulfil Rogue Opera’s mission to bring top-class intimate productions to audiences around the UK and Europe.

Also fundamental to Bronwen’s vision for Rogue Opera is providing a stimulating, dynamic and respectful environment for artists. The company’s talented cast and creative team are all professionals with backgrounds including Longborough Festival Opera, Royal Opera House Chorus, English National Opera Chorus, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and perform regularly throughout the UK and Europe.

Fuller’s in a nutshell 

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC is the premium pubs and hotels business that is famous for beautiful and inviting pubs with delicious fresh food, a vibrant and interesting range of drinks, and engaging service from passionate people. Our purpose in life is to create experiences that nourish the soul. Fuller’s has 208 managed businesses, with 1,043 boutique bedrooms, and 175 Tenanted Inns. The estate is predominately located in the South of England (44% of sites are within the M25) and stretches from our London heartland to the Jurassic Coast via the New Forest. Our Managed Pubs and Hotels include Cotswold Inns & Hotels – seven stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, and Bel & The Dragon – seven exquisite modern English inns located in the Home Counties. In summary, Fuller’s is the home of great pubs, outstanding hospitality and passionate people, where everyone is welcome and leaves that little bit happier than they arrived.

For further information and photography, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald        020 8996 2198   

Alice Monteath         020 8996 20174