★★★★ For Broucek
“Zany….slick and snazzy, its intricate gages seemingly timed to the millisecond”. It is very very funny. Come along
The Telegraph ★★★★
“Janáček’s most eccentric opera is a perfect match for the quixotic venture of Grange Park Opera’s Theatre in the Woods, which was built from scratch in the grounds of the late Bamber Gascoigne’s house at West Horsley Place. We already feel on arrival as if we have been transported to another world; the Excursions just take us further into a mad, mad galaxy of space-travel and time-travel, animated by gloriously outlandish characters and bitingly imaginative music….
★★★★ For Gioconda
“The singing.. is sublime.” A true display of vocal firepower. Grand Opera
The Telegraph ★★★★
“La Gioconda throws everything and the kitchen sink on stage. You’ve got principal roles for all six voice types; poison, fighting gondoliers, a giant priest, burning ships, a random ballet and a masquerade ball….
★★★★ For Otello
“magnificent music magnificently sung” A night to remember
The Stage ★★★★
“Keenlyside’s burnished baritone is mesmerising, especially in Iago’s hate-filled credo and when he and Otello swear a blood pact of revenge against Desdemona and her alleged lover, Cassio (solidly portrayed by Elgan Llŷr Thomas). As Otello, Hughes Jones gives a full-bodied characterisation of a descent into madness. As his naïve bride Desdemona, Llewellyn is at her vocal and dramatic best in the tender Willow Song scene just before her death…..
Introducing the Bamber Gascoigne Appeal
The Bamber Gascoigne Appeal will convert our respect and appreciation of Bamber into a legacy that commemorates the life of a man with a golden heart. Rather than one big landmark, which is not keeping with him at all, we would like his presence to be felt in many areas of magical West Horsley Place; with a bench so that people can sit and have a think about his astonishing legacy; with a bridge, which like him, connects people; with more dressing rooms for the artists because Bamber cared about people and their talent.
6th free-to-see Opera Film since COVID struck.
When 60-year-old Puccini decided to compose his first comedy, he chose the story of a 13th-century con-man and trickster, Giovanni (shortened to Gianni) Schicchi.
A fabulous tongue-in-cheek production filmed in November with a star cast.
La Bohème 2021
A gift to keep forever – a momento of not only a birthday but these quiet Lost Months.
100% of donations will be distributed to artists and technicians in need.
Why not surprise someone with Joseph Calleja singing for their birthday? Or Simon Keenlyside, or Go Compare’s Wynne Evans, or soprano Ailish Tynan, or CEO Wasfi? And there are more.