Welcome RHS Members
Just a few miles from RHS Garden Wisley there is an elegant opera house.
RHS Director General Clare Matterson CBE and RHS President, Keith Weed CBE invite you to join them for a special price of £100 for first-time visitors, promising an afternoon and evening of bliss. Places are limited.
Join Clare and Keith for a glass of fizz and a stylish (guided) 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 I came to stay for a week – and where BBC Ghosts is filmed.
Ferenc Hepp (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be pleased to help you with any queries you may have.
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.
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.
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.