To celebrate the return of Spring, and to look forward to the 2023 Season, we will be broadcasting the film of Puccini’s Le Villi at 7pm on 20 March to Opera Holland Park’s Members and Supporters via our website, and at 7pm on 21 March to the general public. 

Recorded last summer as part of the Delius and Puccini double-bill, Martin Lloyd Evans’s production was the surprise hit of the 2022 Season, and starred Anne Sophie Duprels, Peter Auty and Stephen Gadd. It was hailed in The Stage as ‘dramatically convincing and gripping’, and described in The Guardian as ‘very creepy and thoroughly entertaining’.

A dynamic performance from the Opera Holland Park Chorus and City of London Sinfonia under conductor Francesco Cilluffo was enhanced by Jami Reid-Quarrel’s vivid choreography of the Villi: the undead spirits of abandoned brides who take their revenge on unfaithful suitors by dancing them to their deaths. Simon Wall’s film brilliantly captures the live theatrical experience in Holland Park and the alluring effects of takis’s set designs and Jake Wiltshire’s lighting.

The broadcast will be available by following this link at 7pm.

We recommend you arrive at the link below at least five minutes early, as the film will begin promptly at 7.00pm. 

We hope you will join us for this at home premiere.