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 – 17 August
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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Opera in Song

Opera in Song

25 – 27 July

A short series of song recitals with an innovative focus on storytelling. The series features leading artists including pianists Dylan Perez, Ella O’Neill and Simon Lepper and singers Fleur Barron, Nicky Spence, Anush Hovhannisyan and Louise Alder.

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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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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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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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