From 15 October 2019, Opera Holland Park will make films of our productions freely available to hospitals, care homes, hospices, shelters and schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the City of Westminster, in a variety of formats.
Launched in partnership with City of London Sinfonia with the acclaimed 2019 production of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, the initiative is aimed to included those who are unable to attend the theatre among members of its audience.
Opera on Film will be made available with surtitles to increase accessibility and understanding, and will be complemented by interviews with the creative teams. As with OHP’s Schools’ Matinee performances of La traviata (2018) and Un ballo in maschera (2019), an education resource pack will be provided. Support will also be provided for care homes, hospices, shelters and hospitals from OHP’s Inspire team and the OHP Young Artists.
Opera Holland Park’s Director of Opera, James Clutton says: “As a company we are constantly striving to bring the community to opera and to take opera to the community. I am proud and delighted that Opera on Film will bring us closer to our audience.”
Having worked with Opera Holland Park for many years, Age UK Kensington & Chelsea knows the difference that music can make to individuals who are at risk of social exclusion. We are delighted to support Opera on Film and welcome Opera Holland Park’s latest efforts to reach an audience that might otherwise be unable to enjoy the experience of opera.
Ximena Chiesa, Age UK Kensington & Chelsea
Opera on Film will be available from 15 October 2019. Contact Inspire on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order Opera on Film for your hospital, care home, hospice, shelter or school.