STOP PRESS: A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SPECTACULAR FOR WEST GREEN AUDIENCES THIS SUMMER
Your safety and comfort are paramount to us as West Green. This year we are therefore moving our entire programmed season to the Lake Field at West Green House Gardens, with all the staged and concert performances taking place on a specially constructed stage on the island in the middle of our lake. You can look forward to exquisite lighting in our beautiful gardens as a backdrop to our stunning performances with a state-of-the-art sound system.
Audience seating will be ‘cabaret style’ at tables in pavilions, facing the island, where you will spend the whole of your evening. Tables will be socially distanced in line with government and local authority guidelines. The pavilions will be open-fronted to the stage, with three glass sides to protect you from any inclement weather but hopefully we can look forward to some glorious English summer evenings!
The West Green House Opera Season takes place at the end of July each year, when the gardens are incredibly beautiful, making it the most perfect setting for a small, friendly Opera festival.
West Green House is a quintessentially English manor house and garden, but with a twist. The gardens intriguingly combine neo-classical style with flamboyant contemporary design. The Opera, fielding a full orchestra, offers audiences a blissful combination of music, food, drink and elegance, set in the stunning gardens. In 2000, the first ever Opera Season was created by the inspirational opera professional and garden designer Marylyn Abbott, former marketing and tourism manager of Sydney Opera House.
As each opera evening concludes, West Green House becomes a unique experience as the Lake Field, water gardens and follies are lit to create a “fête champêtre”, a performance in its own right, creating an unsurpassed garden spectacle.
West Green House, The Opera Garden is situated in this unspoilt corner of Hampshire and close to the attractive village of Hartley Wintney, just 45 minutes by car or coach from London and well positioned between the M3 and M4 and close to the train station of Winchfield.