Found Season in the press

Having, sadly, lost the 2020 Season we’ve created a Found Season. It’s new work from 45+ artists being filmed on our stage in Surrey. We’ve had shining reviews for the Found Season so far . . .

La Voix Humaine

The Spectator

“Covid-19 has turned the world upside down. Suddenly big houses and audiences are a liability rather than a luxury.”

“Right now the big opera companies are coasting through on archive productions and a hasty smash-and-grab of cobbled-together recitals and one-off performances to empty halls.” “Meanwhile where do we look for that hit of energy, the itchy excitement of live performance? Making a necessity of the camera, turning it from a filter into a lingering, intrusive voyeur, Claire Booth and Christopher Glynn’s La Voix Humaine for Grange Park Opera is as good as it gets.”

★★★★★  The Telegraph

“Booth’s interpretation is heartfelt without histrionics: she captures all the twists and turns of the music’s jagged lyricism”

Claire Booth
Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel & Hannah Stone

★★★★★ Daily Mail

“A star sings about stars.”

“Sir Bryn Terfel’s theme is stars, and he reminds us that at the 1989 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, where he duelled with Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, it was the Lieder prize that he won.”

★★★★ The Telegraph

“Wagner meets Les Mis in a charming at-home concert. Joined by his harpist wife Hannah Stone, the Welsh opera star gave an online recital of his favourite pieces.”

The first British orchestral concert since lockdown

Neil Fisher –  The Times

“The sound of an orchestra tuning up is usually an unremarkable noise. The engine has been switched on, but the car isn’t going anywhere yet. It’s muscle memory. But if you’ve been deprived of it for three months, it is also very moving.”

“Now, without the resources of the BBC or the funds of subsidised venues such as the Royal Opera House or the Southbank Centre, Grange Park Opera has gone where no other organisation has and put on an orchestral concert.”

Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night

★★★★ The Telegraph

“Wasfi Kani, the formidable Founder Director of Grange Park Opera, deserves a medal for showing her competitors what is creatively possible at this stage of lockdown.”

“Sarah Minns is the singer, with David Eaton her excellent pianist: it’s hard to imagine anyone doing it better – singing and acting with admirable security and confidence.”

And there’s more . . .

At-home date night ideas – Country & Townhouse

The best live arts to stream this week – The Times

9 of the best classical music festivals you can enjoy online this summer – Classic FM

Grange Park Opera launches Found Season of original performances – Opera Now

Opera company reinvents 2020 – Arts Industry Magazine

The Found Season, Grange Park Opera online – Culture Whisper

Pick of the week by Owen Richards – The Arts Desk 

Grange Park Opera, Surrey, launches summer season of brand new work – Broadway World

Bryn Terfel, Simon Keenlyside, Joseph Calleja headline Grange Park Opera’s 2020 digital season – Opera Wire