Including a revival of the acclaimed 2008 production of Tosca, new productions of The Barber of Seville, three semi-staged performances of Puccini's Edgar, a double bill of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and a revival of the 2019 staging of Wolf-Ferrari's comedy Il segreto di Susanna, OHP's first production of a Handel opera, Acis and Galatea, and Sullivan's comic opera The Yeomen of the Guard, Opera Holland Park's fourth co-production with Charles Court Opera.
We are also pleased to confirm that, in response to your feedback and to further aid your planning, we will be opening priority booking earlier this year. Member and Supporter priority booking dates for the 2024 Season can be found below:
Priority booking for Jubilee Society and Major Donors – 29 November, 10am
Priority booking for Founders and Benefactors – 6 December, 10am
Priority booking for Ambassadors – 13 December, 10am
Priority booking for Envoys – 17 January, 10am
Priority booking for Gold Members – 14 February, 10am
Priority booking for Silver Members – 21 February, 10am
Priority booking for Friends – 4 March, 10am
General booking – 6 March, 10am
INSPIRE £24 tickets – 10 April, 10am
First seen at Opera Holland Park in 2008, and set in the heat, glamour and corruption of 1960s Rome, Stephen Barlow’s sensational five star production of Tosca opens the 2024 Season and is the first of two Puccini operas to mark the centenary of the composer’s death.
Three semi-staged performances of Edgar, Puccini’s homage to Wagner, provide an opportunity to reassess this rarely performed early romance, written in the same period as Le Villi.
A new production of Rossini’s classic comic caper, The Barber of Seville (sung in Italian). The 2024 cohort of Opera Holland Park Young Artists will rehearse in parallel with the main cast before the annual Young Artists Performance. This production is sponsored by Viking.
Coupled in a double bill are a new production of Leoncavallo’s true crime tragedy Pagliacci and a revival of John Wilkie’s acclaimed 2019 staging of Wolf-Ferrari’s comedy Il segreto di Susanna, offering two contrasting takes on marital jealousy.
Opera Holland Park’s first production of a Handel opera, Acis and Galatea, which was originally written to be performed in the gardens of a stately home and was later revised for the theatre, completes the 2024 Season.
By way of dessert, Sullivan’s comic opera The Yeomen of the Guard will be the fourth co-production between Opera Holland Park and Charles Court Opera.
City of London Sinfonia returns in 2024 for its 20th anniversary as resident orchestra for all six productions.
The Opera in Song recital series curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez returns for its fourth year. Dates tbc.
Full performance dates can be found below. All dates are subject to change.
Sung in Italian. Revival of the 2008 OHP production
Private view for OHP Ambassadors, Benefactors and Jubilee Society on 26 May at 7.30pm
Evening performances on 28, 30 May, 1, 7, 12, 15, 18 and 22 June at 7.30pm
Discovery Matinee on 9 June at 2pm
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Sung in Italian
Evening performances on 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 19 and 21 June at 7.30pm
Young Artists Performance on 14 June at 7.30pm
Discovery Matinee on 16 June at 2pm and Schools Matinee on 19 June at 12pm with the OHP Young Artists
This production is generously supported by Viking
Sung in Italian. Semi-staged concert performances
2, 4 and 6 July at 8pm
A double bill of Il segreto di Susanna (Wolf-Ferrari) and Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Both sung in Italian. Il segreto di Susanna is a revival of the 2019 OHP production
17, 20, 23, 25, 27 and 30 July, 1 and 3 August at 7.30pm
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Sung in English
19, 24, 26, 31 July and 2 August at 7.30pm
The Yeomen of the Guard (WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan)
Sung in English. Co-production with Charles Court Opera
7, 8, 9 and 10 August at 7.30pm
Discovery Matinee on 10 August at 2pm