After the great success of our 2015 operatic season crowned by the 4-star review of L'Incoronazione di Poppea at Opera Now, Woodhouse brings you in 2016 four amazing operas with very strong women characters by amazing composers. Starting the season with Lully's masterpiece Armide we bring back the French baroque to Woodhouse after our very successful production of Les Indes Galantes in 2014. In June we bring you Purcell's beloved Dido and Aeneas in a double bill with the less known opera by Adolf Hasse Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra. In September on our magical outdoor stage we will be performing Puccini's most famous opera La Bohème. The best way to take advantage of this incredible oparatic season is by purchassing our FESTIVAL PASS at the amazing price of £90 which will give you access to all these events.
We look forward to having you as part of our exciting season!
Dear Woodhouse Visitors,
Music at Woodhouse has had great pleasure in bringing you concerts, master classes, academy courses, music drama and, of course, summer opera festivals since 2000. Woodhouse has grown from very just smallish beginnings into a much larger enterprise but always aiming to retain its intimate and friendly character and with an array of talented artists since the early days: Nicola Benedetti, Paul Lewis and Dame Emma Kirkby to name just a few. We are delighted that Woodhouse has been able to help so many young artists to advance in their careers as well.
The team here at Woodhouse would like to offer you once again this year a wonderful programme with something for all tastes.
Please enjoy the gardens and hospitality and above all the high standard of our productions at the best affordable price. Spread the word please.
Looking forward to seeing you again ... or for the first time.
★ ★ ★ ★
L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Opera Now, October 2015
★ ★ ★ ★
Michael White, Music Critic
Opera Now, November 2012
"A must see ... pure magic."
"Opera as a most powerful event
within the frame of community opera."
"Woodhouse is one of my most valuable projects. Talented professionals surrounded by a magic environment sharing a unique experience with the public. The audience can almost breathe with the singers. That's what makes it so artistically special.
Now going into my fourth year as Woodhouse's music director, I invite you all to come and enjoy this experience to the fullest.