Jenůfa

Leoš Janáček

Jenůfa
Leoš Janáček
Date: 11th June - 8th July

In a small village, hapless Jenufa, pregnant with her cousin Steva’s child, is frozen in her adoration for him. The winter ice melts to reveal a terrible secret. Despite ugly interventions of relatives, an unexpected love will blossom. Sublime music weaves through this intense, devastating music drama.

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Die Walküre
Richard Wagner
Date: 25th June - 15th July

Taking shelter from a storm, Siegmund stumbles upon questions and answers that are unthinkable. He falls in love with his twin sister, unleashing a chain of events that leads to the collapse of the old order. Wagner's most sympathetic characters are portrayed in compelling music, including the Ride of the Valkyries.

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Date: 8th June - 2nd July

Opera singer Floria Tosca has two admirers: painter, Cavaradossi, and the Chief of Police, Scarpia. Political tensions and personal passions collide; Tosca will pay the ultimate price. Superstar tenor Joseph Calleja takes the role of Cavaradossi in this most passionate and dramatic of operas.

Bryn Terfel

in concert

Bryn Terfel
An Evening with Bryn Terfel
Date: 7th July

Bryn's triumphant performances in 2015 of Fiddler on the Roof was seen by 5,000 people at our festival and a further 6,000 at the BBC Proms, where tickets sold out in two hours. 95,000 tuned into the live radio broadcast. For one night only, he brings his enormous talent to the new Theatre in the Woods.