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Festival: Opera Holland Park

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June 4 – August 9, 2019

Founded in 1996, Opera Holland Park is a company with a unique voice and footprint. A short stroll from Kensington High Street, in the heart of one of the most peaceful parks of London, our canopy theatre is surrounded by lawns, woodland and formal gardens, and combines the best of urban and country house opera experiences. The ruins of Sir Walter Cope’s 1605 mansion, Holland House, provide the backdrop to our summer festival in a place that Time Out magazine dubbed “London’s most informally sophisticated venue”.

Opera Holland Park believes that everyone should have access to the finest live musical and theatrical performances, regardless of age, income or education. Our seasons typically balance fresh and insightful productions of established masterpieces with rarities by Catalani, Cilea, Giordano, Mascagni, Montemezzi, Wolf-Ferrari and Zandonai. An independent charity since 2015, with generous sponsorship from Investec Wealth and Investment since 2011, and on-going financial and hands-on support from individual donors, our mission is to break down the traditional barriers to experiencing opera.

Centred on the themes of secrets, lies, political intrigue and obsessive love, our 2019 summer season features Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, Cilea’s L’arlesiana and a double bill of Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna and Tchaikovsky’sIolanta. The Royal Ballet School returns for their summer performances and we are pleased to welcome Juilliard415 and performers from the Marcus Institute of Vocal Arts for a special performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, as part of their European tour.

In 2010, Opera Holland Park was named Best Opera Company in the UK by The Sunday Times. We continue to pride ourselves on a welcoming atmosphere, on bold artistic planning, and on our history of nurturing the talents of singers, directors, conductors, designers and technicians through our Young Artists Programme. Graduates include Alison Langer, Stephen Aviss, conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren, and director John Wilkie, all of whom return to the company this year.

All year round OHP presents performances and cultural events in partnership with local venues. Through accessible pricing, education and outreach programmes we bring critically acclaimed work to the widest possible audience, offering 2,500 tickets under £20 and over 1,000

free for under 18s and over 65s. and a Schools’ Matinee Performance. We look forward to welcoming 1,000 more young people to discover opera in a performance of Un ballo in maschera especially for school groups by our Young Artists, following the success of the inaugural Schools’ Matinee in 2018.

For full information visit the Opera Holland Park website here.

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Un ballo in maschera showcases Opera Holland Park at its best

Anne Sophie Duprels (Amelia) and Matteo Lippi (Gustavo) © Ali Wright
Gaitanou’s direction of the singers is so exact that it becomes impossible to separate them from their characters.

A mixed Manon Lescaut at Opera Holland Park

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Manon Lescaut) and Peter Auty (des Grieux) © Robert Workman
Opera Holland Park updates Puccini's setting to the 1960s in a production that does not completely work, but benefits from the strong performance of Elizabeth Llewellyn as its leading lady.

Ariadne aus Glasgow: a few twists at Opera Holland Park

Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
A spirited and seamless production of Strauss’s Ariadne is aided by some excellent singing and playing at London’s premier summer opera festival.
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LondresL'arlesianaNew production

L'arlesiana
Cilea: L'arlesiana
Dane Lam; Oliver Platt; Opera Holland Park; Alyson Cummins; Samuel Sakker; Fflur Wyn; Samantha Price

LondresIl segreto di Susanna / IolantaNew production

Il segreto di Susanna / Iolanta
Wolf-Ferrari, Tchaikovsky
Sian Edwards; John Wilkie; Opera Holland Park; John Andrews; takis; Clare Presland; Richard Burkhard