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An invitation for first-timers

The season has opened and every production has achieved 4 stars in the national press.

Tosca, Tristan & Isolde and Werther.

So you’re new to opera? Or you’re not new . . . but you’ve never tried Surrey’s elegant opera house. A special price of £50, enables first-timers to have a unique opera experience at an equally unique price…and an afternoon and evening of bliss.

Dates for this special price are listed below. And there are other dates with full price tickets.

Take a stylish saunter through the 17th century gardens. International artists are accompanied by a 50 piece orchestra, and in the long interval you picnic or dine in the 14th century house where, in August 1559, Queen Elizabeth came to stay for a week – and where BBC Ghosts is filmed.

Ferenc Hepp ( will be pleased to help you with queries and group bookings.

BOOK   Thu 22 June – Tristan & Isolde

BOOK   Sun 25 June – Werther

BOOK   Wed 28 June – Tosca

BOOK   Thu 29 June – Werther

BOOK   Thu 6 July – Tristan & Isolde

BOOK   Sat 8 July – Werther

BOOK   Wed 12 July – Werther

Please note that these dates change

Tristan & Isolde Wagner

Tristan & Isolde must be the greatest love story ever told. From that puzzling first phrase, landing on the Tristan chord, Wagner’s late masterpiece weaves its magic. Epic – in every sense – it is one of the most extraordinary experiences, not just in the opera canon, but in western art. 

Werther Massenet

When the young poet Werther falls in love with Charlotte, Charlotte must decide whether to follow her heart and be with her beloved Werther or keep the promise to her departed mother and marry her betrothed, Albert. This heartrending tale takes to the stage this summer where the dazzling American mezzo Ginger Costa-Jackson breaks the heart of the shy poet Leonardo Capalbo.

Tosca Puccini

Rome, June 1800 and the city is in ferment. The malevolent Baron Scarpia (Brett Polegato) wants to hunt down Angelotti, his political rival, but he is also in pursuit of the opera singer, Tosca (Izabela Matula), for entirely other reasons, but no less malign. The key to both prizes is the artist Cavaradossi sung by Georgian tenor Otar Jorjikia.