2016 has been a great year with record audience numbers and 3 very unique shows including a specially acclaimed production of La Boheme. Every year we try to innovate and bring you the best of what opera and music in general have to offer. 2017 will mark the return of Rameau to Woodhouse with Hippolyte et Aricie. For the first time, Woodhouse, in partnership with Ensemble OrQuesta will be taking our 2015 Marcio da Silva production of L'Incoronazione di Poppea and a new production of the baroque masterpiece La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli to the John McIntosh Theatre in London. What is also new is the production of David Crooks adaptation of Machiavelli's The Mandrake. In September we will have for the first time an opera by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti with one of his most performed pieces "L'Elisir d'Amore" which will be absolutely magical and appropriate to our outside theatre.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new season with you!
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.