Welcome to
Opera Holland Park

A year-round commitment to excellence in opera, centred on an extraordinary two-month summer festival in one of the most beautiful spaces in the capital.

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Holland Park, our beautifully re-designed and socially distanced auditorium is the perfect place to enjoy critically acclaimed opera in the heart of London. 

Our 2021 Season runs from June to August 2021. Be part of our homecoming.

Opera Holland Park 2021 Season

1 June – 16 August
July
The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1 – 28 June

Bursting with insights into human nature, The Marriage of Figaro is a faultlessly constructed comedy, buoyed along by Mozart’s sublime music.

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La traviata

La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi 5 – 27 June

With Death looking over her shoulder, Violetta deals with the challenges of love, money and moral codes as Verdi’s music finds its way into our souls.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen

Leos Janáček 13 – 30 July

Energised by Janáček’s exuberant rhythms, The Cunning Little Vixen captures the joys, thrills, fears and sorrows of our existence – whether or not we have a tail.

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L’amico Fritz

L’amico Fritz

Pietro Mascagni 16 – 31 July

A feel-good romantic comedy set amidst cherry orchards and vineyards by the composer of Cavalleria rusticana, showing us his gentler side and reminding us what friends are for.

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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan 3 – 7 August

Chock-a-block with wit, charm and a treasure chest of hits, Gilbert and Sullivan sail back triumphantly into Holland Park.

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Opera in Song

Opera in Song

25 – 27 July

Closing the traditional gap between opera and song, this short series of recitals curated by Julien Van Mellaerts presents three programmes with an innovative focus on storytelling. 

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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

1 – 3 July

Re-imagined for the magical, alfresco setting of Opera Holland Park, this brand new production of the Tony Award Winning musical is chock-full of screwball comedy, dazzling choreography and an irresistible score by Leonard Bernstein.

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Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

24 July

This summer, Waterperry Opera Festival will present a relaxed, family-friendly production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on the Opera Holland Park stage.

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Chants d’Auvergne

Chants d’Auvergne

Canteloube 18 July 2021

Soprano Anna Patalong and conductor Sonia Ben Santamaria present a performance of Canteloube’s idyllic Chants d’Auvergne in an arrangement for wind quintet and harp, featuring members of the English National Opera orchestra.

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Resound! London Oriana Choir

Resound! London Oriana Choir

19 July 2021

Join the critically acclaimed London Oriana Choir, Dominic Ellis-Peckham and rising stars from the Young Artists Scheme at Opera Holland Park for a very special evening, marking the choir’s first public performance since the pandemic began.

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Das Lied von der Erde

Das Lied von der Erde

Gustav Mahler 17 August

Fifth Door Ensemble performs a chamber version of Gustav Mahler’s late masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde, conducted by Thomas Blunt with mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston and tenor Charne Rochford.

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck 10 – 15 August

Escape to the magical world of Hansel and Gretel where nothing is as it seems. Watch the backdrop of Holland Park transform into an abandoned theatre full of magic and intrigue for the children to explore, where all that glitters might not be gold.

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L’occasione fa il ladro

L’occasione fa il ladro

Gioachino Rossini 12 – 15 August

An arranged marriage. A sitcom-style luggage mix up. Swapped identities. Falling in love while in disguise. L'occasione fa il ladro has it all – it’s crammed full of classic comedy opera tropes but manages to still be funny.

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