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Future of village opera 'secure'

Garsington Manor
The opera has been at Garsington Manor for 20 years

An opera held every summer in an Oxfordshire village does have a future despite it needing a new home, according to its organisers.

Garsington Opera has to find a new venue by 2011, after being held for the last 20 years in the grounds of Garsington Manor.

Organiser Susan Hamilton said: "We are going to be very sad to leave this unique setting. It's beautiful.

"But we feel confident we are going to find somewhere else."

She added: "We have a shortlist of potential venues.

"We feel very positive this is the way forward to make Garsington secure for the future."

The Ingrams family, owners of Garsington Manor, decided that the opera should move to a new location.

The opera takes over Garsington for one month every summer and most tickets for this year have already sold out.

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