The Grange Festival is one of those extraordinary events that is really hard to describe. You have to see it to believe it – especially as it is about so much more than the performances themselves. Sparkling wine from The Grange vineyard; delicious, sesonal and unpretentious food, made from beautiful locally sourced ingredients and venue like no other in opera. As you sink into one of the comfortable seats in our elegant indoor theatre, expect to be wowed by performances curated by artistic director Michael Chance CBE, who is dedicated to bringing the very best opera and dance to this unusual setting near Winchester. Verdi wrote Macbeth in 1847 for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. The theatre at The Grange is of similar proportions. For Verdi, Shakespeare’s Macbeth was ‘one of mankind’s greatest creations’. His version of the play is full of threat and ferocity, an intense exploration of ruthless ambition in a world governed by superstition and violence. Lady Macbeth dominates and the chorus, who are both observers and protagonists, is given some of Verdi’s most thrilling choral writing. We are delighted to have been offered an exclusive package for up to 20 people, for £230 each. This includes a top-price ticket to the performance; a three-course Dinner in the House made with delicious locally sourced ingredients and an invitation to the Artistic Director’s post-performance drinks reception with Michael Chance.