"What a totally amazing performance I was lucky enough to see yesterday afternoon. Magic from beginning to end - thank you SO much for creating such an incredibly brilliant written, acted, sung, accompanied and directed Cosi."
"Yesterday afternoon I attended Cosi at Layer and it was spectacular! It far exceeded my expectations, so thank you to the wonderful cast and orchestra for providing such pure joy, in a perfect setting."
Photo left: Richard Dowling as Ferrando and Gareth John as Guglielmo in our 2022 production of Così fan tutte, directed by P Burton-Morgan and designed by Chantal Short.
The festival’s second year will see a new production of Donizetti’s brilliant and mischievous comedy The Elixir of Love, by eminent director John Ramster, sung in English by a stunning cast of young singers.
We plan to develop our Young Talent programme, with a chorus, understudies, paid work experience, assistant and mentored roles, and apprenticeships.
Regular trains to Witham (45 mins from Liverpool Street Station and on the line from Stratford, Colchester Ipswich and Norwich.
FREE BUS TRANSFER for the opera performances in June 2023 in a vintage London Routemaster bus from & back to Witham Station.
Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester, Essex CO5 9US, United Kingdom
Layer Marney Tower is between Colchester and Tiptree, off the B1022, within easy reach of London and the M25. Follow the brown tourist signs. Use the post code CO5 9US in your Sat Nav. There is ample parking. What3Words lawns.full.views