1st June 2020
The West Green House Opera Office is now closed until the 5th August 2020.It will be re-open one day a week on a Wednesday until September.
We are looking to announce our 2021 Season dates very soon.
19th July 2020
Our message from our Chairman, Glenn Hurstfield.
Had things gone as planned, West Green House Opera would have been in full swing with productions of Puccini’s ” La Rondine”, Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, “Gigi” and other musical goodies. Unfortunately, although Marylyn has recently been able to re-open the Gardens (and glorious they are), we will need to wait until July 2021 to welcome you back to this unique setting….but we can promise you, it will be every bit as special as you remember it! In the meantime, to keep the musical flame burning, Marylyn is planning a selection of smaller outdoor, socially distanced presentations, details of which appear on the Gardens website www.westgreenhouse.co.uk. highly recommended for those who are missing the joy of a live performance! To continue reading the full article from our chairman please click HERE.
21st May 2020
We are delighted to announce that due to the generosity of our Patrons, Friends and ticket buyers, we have been able to make a contribution to our artists, musicians and production crew who were due to appear at West Green this July . We cannot thank you enough for recognising, like us, the financial hardship the cancellation of this year’s programme will have caused.
The plan is for us all to reconvene at West Green next July for the same programme of performances and we are thrilled that so many of our supporters, artists, musicians and production crew have already confirmed they are able to join us. What a celebration that will be!
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West Green House Opera
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.
West Green House Opera, with its home in the “Green Theatre” seating 400 and 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.
The 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.
Over the years West Green House Opera has presented a full spectrum of operas and music from Haydn’s I’ll Mondo Della Luna performed for us by Sweden’s Drottningholms Slottsteatre to the Mozart /Da Ponte operas. The classic masterpieces include Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera and the joyous operettas Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Lehar’s The Merry Widow have been perfect entertainment on a summer’s evening. But music from the 20th Century has not been forgotten ranging from Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera and Bernstein’s Candide to concerts of the best loved Broadway musicals.
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 “fete champetre”, 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.