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2020 Season Postponement

2020 Season Postponement

As a consequence of the UK government’s advice relating to the Covid-19 outbreak, Opera Holland Park is extremely sorry to inform you that the 2020 season scheduled to take place between June and August in our theatre in Holland Park will now not take place.

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Poet, Priest, Adventurer Feature

Poet, Priest, Adventurer

Biographer, translator and critic Anthony Holden explores the life of Lorenzo Da Ponte, co-creator of Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte.

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Music of midsummer Feature

Music of midsummer

Editor of Opera magazine, and a son of the southern hemisphere, John Allison surveys music that celebrates the summer solstice, from Mendelssohn and Wagner to Britten and Tippett.

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Something wicked Feature

Something wicked

Anna Picard surveys opera’s long fascination with the supernatural from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo to Brett Dean’s Hamlet, via Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Britten.

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A Question of Taste Feature

A Question of Taste

Anna Picard explores the connection between haute cuisine, nursery food and opera, uncovering some tasty morsels from Rossini and wine recommendations from Mozart and Samuel Barber.

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Alone and not alone Feature

Alone and not alone

Robert Thicknesse explores the idea of solitude in opera. From Handel’s Theodora to Beethoven’s Fidelio, he surveys the music that reveals the human condition at its most vulnerable.

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A breath of fresh air: Announcing our 2021 Season News

A breath of fresh air: Announcing our 2021 Season

Our 2021 Season with resident orchestra City of London Sinfonia will open on 1 June with new productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, and a revival of the company’s celebrated 2018 staging of Verdi’s La traviata. On what would have been the opening night of the 2020 season, we are pleased to be looking to the future.

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