With a melody drawn from an Appalachian folksong, and lyrics by the American folklorist John Jacob Niles, ‘I wonder as I wander’ has been arranged by composers from Luciano Berio to John Rutter. Former OHP Young Artist Elizabeth Karani sings Benjamin Britten’s haunting arrangement, accompanied by Stuart Wild.
First recorded by Bing Crosby, Gannon and Kent’s 1943 song, ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’, was written in tribute to soldiers posted overseas. Julian Van Mellaerts, Count Almaviva in our 2021 production of The Marriage of Figaro and co-director of Opera in Song, sings this classic ballad with Stuart Wild at the piano.
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s CEO and Director of Opera, James Clutton in conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry. Recent guests include Stephen Barlow, Stuart Skelton, Tamara Rojo, Barrie Kosky, Petroc Trelawny, John Crace, Paule Constable, Sir Thomas Allen and Donald Macleod.
UPDATE (21 April 2021 10.07am). We have resolved the issue with our ticketing provider and we are now able to take bookings. INSPIRE £22 tickets and tickets for our Discovery Matinees and extra performances are now on sale.