Dear Woodhouse Visitors,
Welcome to the Woodhouse. We offer a variety of musical events, always carefully chosen to the highest artistic standards. We will feature top young artists, true to the ethos and mission of Woodhouse in recitals, chamber music, music theatre and opera in entrancing surroundings.
Sir Tom Allen who has given masterclasses here over the years and has been great help in preparation for some of the operas called Woodhouse "Unique" and critic Michael White blogged about it in the Daily Telegraph: "Google it and be surprised; it's special".
We were very encouraged by the good reviews received for Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Magic Flute and Les Indes Galantes in 2014, Carmen in 2013, Figaro in 2012, Don Giovanni in 2011, and Cosi fan Tutte in 2010.
Come to as many events as you can, pass on the word and, most importantly, have a memorable and enjoyable time here at Woodhouse. Late May and early June is a delicious time to visit the gardens.
We are a non-profit organisation without any external funding and we appreciate your part in keeping Woodhouse alive and thank you for being part of Woodhouse.
★ ★ ★ ★
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.