Ahead of the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s birth in 2022, we are pleased to release an exclusive performance of the song cycle The House of Life by leading British tenor David Butt Philip and acclaimed pianist James Baillieu. Join us on Tuesday 13 April at 7pm for the public premiere of the film.
The House of Life is an uninhibited and intimate celebration of mutual love, drawing together six of the most delicate, devoted and delirious sonnets by poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Leighton House Museum forms the backdrop to the recital. As well as being long associated with Opera Holland Park, the building was also familiar to Rossetti through his friendship with Frederic Leighton.
OHP Members and Supporters will be sent a private link to view the recital ahead of the general public on Monday 12 April at 7pm.
With thanks to The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust for making this project possible.