We are sorry to announce that, due to Anne Reid contracting Covid and needing to self-isolate, our Sunday in the Park event this Sunday 26th June has been, regrettably, cancelled. Anne is doing well but is very sad not to be able to make Sunday's event with Sir Derek Jacobi.
This week, we meet Henry Grant Kerswell, the Young Artist Prince Gremin. Having made his Opera Holland Park debut in 2003 and taken many supporting roles since, as well as being a prominent figure behind our bars, Henry is a key fixture of the OHP season. Ahead of the final Young Artists performance this week, Henry tells us about his experience of the programme and what he has loved about working with this team.
For the past 8 weeks, #OHPInspire have been proud to partner with KarmaBank, a Kensington-based CIC, in providing a safe creative space for female refugees from all over the world to come together and share their stories. Using opera as a conduit, we have explored what it means to meet new people in new ways in our new project, ‘Passage’.
Combining the intimacy of a song recital and the drama of opera, our Opera in Song recital series opens next week, curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez. Introduced to complement and enhance the Opera Holland Park Season last year, Opera in Song returns with an expanded programme of six recitals starting next Tuesday 28 June.
This week rehearsals begin for the next half of the season, including the UK premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women. Ella Marchment is the director, and today she tells us how she has been inspired, challenged and influenced both by working with a contemporary composer and the iconic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
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.