Corruption, seduction and toxic masculinity in the court of Mantua. A gingerbread house that conceals a terrible secret. Passion and precarity in the Quartier Latin. The world premiere of an explosive new opera, and the ghostly curse of the Murgatroyd family.
Opera Holland Park’s 2023 Season will open on Tuesday 30 May with new productions of Verdi’s gripping tragedy, Rigoletto, Humperdinck’s cautionary fairytale, Hansel and Gretel (sung in German), Puccini’s bittersweet portrait of love and friendship, La bohème, and the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s new opera, Itch, commissioned by Opera Holland Park with the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, and based on the best-selling novels by Simon Mayo. In its third co-production with Opera Holland Park, Charles Court Opera will join us for a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy of ancestral ghosts, obligatory wickedness and falsified tax returns, Ruddigore.
Hansel and Gretel will also be our 2023 Young Artists production.
Looking further ahead, to mark the centenary of the death of Giacomo Puccini the 2024 Season will include a revival of Stephen Barlow’s sensational 2008 production of Tosca, last seen in revival at Richmond Theatre in 2009.
Rigoletto | Giuseppe Verdi
Hansel and Gretel | Engelbert Humperdinck
La bohème | Giacomo Puccini
Itch | Jonathan Dove
Ruddigore | W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Tosca 2008 © Fritz Curzon