Welcome to
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. 

Find out more and book for our 2022 Season. Public booking is now open!

Opera Holland Park 2022 Season

31 May – 13 August
Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 31 May – 25 June

With an impulsive love letter to a jaded man, Tatyana triggers a life-changing series of events. Tchaikovsky captures every shade of emotion in a score of haunting beauty.

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Carmen

Carmen

Georges Bizet 2 – 24 June

Carmen doesn’t play by the rules, as José discovers from the moment they meet. Passion, comedy, dance, tragedy and music that gets irresistibly under your skin – this opera has it all.

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Margot la Rouge / Le Villi

Margot la Rouge / Le Villi

Frederick Delius Giacomo Puccini 21 July – 6 August

Broken promises, broken hearts, lowlife and life beyond death contrast in a thrilling double bill of Delius and Puccini. Two surprise reunions between old flames take place: one leads to a crime of passion, the other to a supernatural act of revenge.

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Little Women

Little Women

Mark Adamo 22 July – 5 August

The UK premiere of an opera that has become a modern classic in the USA, Mark Adamo’s affectionate adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age novel.

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HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan 9 – 13 August

Cheekily defying the social and naval hierarchy, HMS Pinafore is both a tangled tale of love and a flagship of the G&S fleet.

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Opera in Song 2022

Opera in Song 2022

28 June – 3 July

Curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez, the Opera in Song series returns with an expanded programme of six recitals to include a portrait of Carmen in song, a celebration of female composers and librettists, a survey of classic and classical American songs, and three programmes of Schubert song cycles given fresh contexts in poetry and music.

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The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School

6 – 9 July

The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park with a rich, diverse programme of dance across five performances in July.

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Songs on the Steps

Songs on the Steps

13 May – 29 July

Songs on the Steps is our free weekly recital series featuring principal singers from the 2022 Season. Join us every other Friday on the steps of the theatre for forty minutes of free music in the fresh air of Holland Park. 

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Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park

26 June – 24 July

Fane presents a series of curated spoken word events at Opera Holland Park with speakers including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Anne Reid and Sir Derek Jacobi.  

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OperaUNITY 2022

OperaUNITY 2022

9 March – 10 August

OperaUNITY is back for 2022, with six new fun-packed, free to attend family workshops full of music, dance and storytelling. Each session explores one of our 2022 Season productions, so you and the little ones in your life can enjoy the operas together.

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Carmen Live!

Carmen Live!

Georges Bizet 11 – 25 June

A family concert with a screening of our mini-opera of Bizet's Carmen, live performances and a fun, interactive singing workshop for kids!

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Green Spaces: A Celebration in Song

Green Spaces: A Celebration in Song

1 July 2022

Hannah Sandison presents a world premiere of three newly commissioned song cycles on the theme of parks during the pandemic by Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE, Zoë Martlew, and Amelia Clarkson.

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Serse

Serse

G. F. Handel 30 June

Figure presents a semi-staged performance of Handel's Serse

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Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

Sergei Prokofiev 2 July

Waterperry Opera Festival’s production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf returns to Opera Holland Park. This delightful family-friendly symphonic tale will introduce children to classical instruments through vibrant storytelling, dance and spoken word.

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Word in the Park

Word in the Park

18 June

David Hepworth and Mark Ellen present a unique afternoon of fun, reminiscence and fresh thinking about Britain’s most loved musician, Paul McCartney. 

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