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Opera Holland Park

A year-round commitment to excellence in opera, centred on an extraordinary three-month summer festival. 

Surrounded by the beautiful formal gardens and wilded woodlands of Holland Park, our canopied open-air auditorium is the perfect place to enjoy critically acclaimed opera in the heart of London. 

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Opera Holland Park 2024 Season

28 May – 10 August


Giacomo Puccini 28 May – 22 June

Feared throughout Rome, a corrupt chief of police meets his match in Puccini’s gripping drama

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Giacomo Puccini 2 – 6 July

A search for redemption in Puccini’s early romance

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Opera in Song 2024

20 June – 21 July

Curated by baritone Julien Van Mellaerts and the pianist Dylan Perez, the Opera in Song recital series returns for a fourth year, with three recitals from established and emerging singers and pianists, a public masterclass with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and a concert in celebration of Dame Kiri’s 80th birthday.

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Peter and the Wolf

Sergei Prokofiev 21 July

This summer Waterperry Opera Festival’s enchanting family adventure, Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, returns to the Opera Holland Park stage after sell-out performances in 2021 and 2022.

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Crimes of Passion: Puccini, Leoncavallo and verismo

Crimes of Passion: Puccini, Leoncavallo and verismo

Fri 26 April

Conductors Francesco Cilluffo and Matthew Kofi Waldren, director Martin Lloyd Evans, and Doctor Alexandra Wilson, author of The Puccini Problem and Opera in the Jazz Age, join Anna Picard to discuss the meaning of ‘verismo’, with music from Morgan Pearse and Stuart Wild.

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Happy we!: Handel and the Arcadian idyll

Happy we!: Handel and the Arcadian idyll

Tue 7 May

Conductor and pianist Michael Papadopoulos, critic Robert Thicknesse, soprano Elizabeth Karani and Edward Behrens, editor of Apollo magazine, join Anna Picard to discuss social climbing in eighteenth century London, birdsong, water and the Arcadian landscape of Acis and Galatea.

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