Music at Woodhouse 

15 anniversary year

Saturday 1st July - 4pm and Sunday 2nd July - 4pm

Woodhouse Copse - Holmbury St. Mary RH56NL

Music/stage director

Monika Saunders
Set/Costumes

Stephanie Gurga
Assistant music director/Harpsichord
Vivi Baylis
Assistant stage director

Iulian Turicianu, Sarah Walsh
Violin
James Foran, Matyas Csiba
Viola
Carina Drury
Cello/Continuo

Hugh Benson 01/07 Kieran White 02/07

Hippolyte


Ashley Adams 01/07 Marjolaine Horreaux 02/07

Aricie


Rosemary Carlton-Wills 01/07 Olivia Miller 02/07

Phèdre


Jolyon Loy

Thésée


Helen May

Diane


Elisabeth Wieland

La Grande-Prêtresse de Diane 


Samuel Lom

Pluton


Marcio da Silva

Tisiphone 

Hippolyte et Aricie was the first opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau. It was premiered to great controversy by the Académie Royale de Musique at its theatre in the Palais-Royal in Paris on October 1, 1733. The French libretto, by Abbé Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, is based on Racine's tragedy Phèdre. The opera takes the traditional form of a tragédie en musique. Early audiences found little else conventional about the work.


Full programme notes here


This production will be the culmination of this year's Ensemble OrQuesta's third opera academy succeeding the very successful productions or La Calisto by F.Cavalli in London and Don Giovanni by W.A.Mozart in Hastings.