The View from the Villa

Iain Burnside & Richard Wagner

WED 10 JUNE 2020

Found Season

In 1855 Wagner’s patron Otto Wesendonck and his wife Mathilde built a sumptuous villa overlooking Zurich. Two years later they bought the house next door, Asyl, and invited Wagner and his wife Minna to move in. The Wagners were at one another’s throat. Mathilde was young, beautiful and highly intelligent. What could possibly go wrong?

Iain Burnside’s innovative form of music theatre illuminates Wagner’s masterly Wesendonck Lieder. The lives of four extraordinary people are interwoven with the words and music they inspired.

Bryn Terfel

OTTO WESENDONCK Wagner’s patron ∙ MATTHEW BROOK

MATHILDE WESENDONCK Otto’s wife  ∙ SUSAN BICKLEY

MINNA WAGNER Wagner’s wife ∙ VICTORIA NEWLYN

PIANO ∙ IAIN BURNSIDE

Music ∙ RICHARD WAGNER

Wesendonck Lieder, Branders Lied and extracts from Die Walküre and Tristan und Isolde 

The Found Season
Cheese Straws Recipe

by Rosie Faunch

-200g Mature Cheddar grated (6)
– 100g grated Parmesan
– 200g plain flour
– 200g butter cut into cubes cold
– 2 egg yolks

  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees
  2. Grease baking sheets and cover with baking parchment
  3. Put cheeses in mixing bowl with flour
  4. Mix to a crumb with butter
  5. Bind to a dough with egg yolks
  6. Roll out not too thinly and cut into strips then across to make straws about 3-5cm long
  7. Bake 10 – 12 minutes until golden
Cheese Straws