Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2 – 26 June

Four lives are changed forever in Tchaikovsky’s perfect tragedy of first love and second thoughts. Eugene Onegin is now one of the most cherished and popular operas in the repertoire.

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Rigoletto

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi 6 – 27 June

The devil has the best tunes in Verdi’s scalding exposé of unchecked power, ruined innocence and revenge.

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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár 18 July – 1 August

Champagne, hard cash and sumptuous waltzes fuel Lehár’s delicious romantic comedy as Hanna and Danilo decide whether to give love a second chance.

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Margot la Rouge / Le Villi

Margot la Rouge / Le Villi

Frederick Delius Giacomo Puccini 21 – 31 July

This tragic double bill takes us from the backstreets of Paris to an enchanted forest, in two rarely heard works of passionate intensity.

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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan 4 – 8 August

The very model of a comic British opera, presented by Charles Court Opera with Opera Holland Park.

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The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School

Summer Performances 2 – 4 July

The Royal Ballet School is back at Opera Holland Park with four performances showcasing its exceptional young dancers.

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Events
Critics’ Question Time

Critics’ Question Time

5 February 2020 French Cultural Institute

Critics from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times and Opera magazine join Opera Holland Park for an event where you pose the questions.

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Prelude

Prelude

Tue 5 May Leighton House Museum

Join us for an evening of performances by some of the stars of our 2020 Season, as we look forward to a summer of opera in Holland Park. Ticket price includes a drinks reception before the performance.

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Pre-performance talk: Eugene Onegin

Pre-performance talk: Eugene Onegin

Tue 9 June Opera Holland Park Theatre

Lada Valešová discusses Tchaikovsky’s opera with Anna Picard. As a pianist, language coach and conductor of the OHP Young Artists performances, Valesova is uniquely positioned to explain the enduring appeal of Eugene Onegin and the Russian archetypes in Pushkin’s story.

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Pre-performance talk: Young Artists

Pre-performance talk: Young Artists

Thu 18 June Opera Holland Park Theatre

Dane Lam discusses Eugene Onegin and the Opera Holland Park Young Artists Scheme. Hosted by Anna Picard, the conductor and former OHP Young Artist talks about his experience of the scheme as alumnus and mentor, and the only opera Tchaikovsky created for young singers.

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Pre-performance talk: Rigoletto

Pre-performance talk: Rigoletto

Tue 23 June Opera Holland Park Theatre

Professor Jeremy Black on power, scandal and censorship. Hosted by Anna Picard, the historian and author discusses Verdi’s battles with the censors over Rigoletto and the corruption of court life in Paris and Mantua.

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Pre-performance talk: Double Bill

Pre-performance talk: Double Bill

Thu 23 July Opera Holland Park Theatre

Martin Lloyd-Evans discusses the 2020 double-bill with Anna Picard. How do you approach two contrasting one act tragedies, one urban, one rural? The director of Margot la Rouge and Le Villi talks about his creative process.

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Pre-performance talk: The Merry Widow

Pre-performance talk: The Merry Widow

Thu 30 July Opera Holland Park Theatre

Tim Ashley on Vienna, Paris, exile and the allure of the waltz. Hosted by Anna Picard, the Guardian critic and biographer of Richard Strauss discusses Lehár’s operetta, The Merry Widow.

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