★ ★ ★ ★
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."
Dear Woodhouse Visitors,
Welcome to the Woodhouse 2014 Season. As a members only society we will offer you a variety of 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".
This year Woodhouse Opera will present three big operas on our main stage in stead of one. Mozart is back to Woodhouse with his most performed and final opera Magic Flute in an provoking and yet intimate production. This will be performed in alternation with the famous verismo double bill Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.
We were very encouraged by the good reviews received for 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.
"Woodhouse is a place where young professionals and music lovers get the chance to experience a unique and complete artistic experience in a magical environment. Now going into my third year as Woodhouse's music director I am proud to say that every year we are growing, learning and developing. Always with the main objective of creating opportunity and doing something that is artistically special.
I invite you to come and enjoy this experience to the fullest."
Marcio da Silva