A short sharp farce and a dark, philosophical fairytale. Our cast and creatives for the Double Bill of Il segreto di Susanna and Iolanta take you inside the rehearsal room and give you a taste of what to expect from this evening of rarely performed works.
Ahead of rehearsals, Clare Presland, who sings the role of Susanna in Il segreto di Susanna, talked to Philippa Peall about her previous appearances at Opera Holland Park and the story of Susanna’s Secret.
With beautiful music and heart-wrenching family drama, this is Cilea's L'arlesiana. Our cast and creatives take you inside the rehearsal room and give you a taste of what to expect from this tragic rarity in our new teaser trailer.
'Esser madre è un inferno' – to be a mother is hell. It's one of the most iconic and heartbreaking arias from Cilea's L'arlesiana, and in this video it is performed by Yvonne Howard, who sings the role of Rosa Mamai in our 2019 production of the opera.
Ahead of rehearsals, Alison Langer, who sings the role of Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, talked to Philippa Peall about her experiences with the Opera Holland Park Young Artists Programme and performing at the National Theatre.
Founded in 1996, Opera Holland Park is an opera company with a unique voice. Based in Kensington, we present a summer opera festival of fully staged productions in one of the most beautiful parks in the Capital.