Investec Opera Holland Park 2019 Season

4 June – 9 August
June
July
Un ballo in maschera

Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe Verdi 8 – 29 June

Political intrigue, illicit love and a baleful prophecy. Un ballo in maschera sets a tense love triangle against the background of an assassination plot. Reason and superstition vie for supremacy in the opera that was dubbed ‘Verdi’s Tristan’.

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Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut

Giacomo Puccini 4 – 26 June

Premiered in 1893, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut turned a sentimental novel into an operatic sensation. In the opera that made Puccini’s name, a convent girl becomes a courtesan, then a convict, unable to choose between a life of luxury and a life of love.

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L’arlesiana

L’arlesiana

Francesco Cilea 20 July – 2 August

Opera Holland Park’s acclaimed strand of operatic rarities continues with Francesco Cilea’s tragedy of desperate passion in the heat of rural Provence. First performed in 1897, L’arlesiana established the career of the great tenor, Enrico Caruso, and gave voice to a figure who would become central to Italian opera, the mother.

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Il segreto di Susanna / Iolanta

Il segreto di Susanna / Iolanta

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 22 July – 3 August

Wolf-Ferrari’s delicious 1909 farce of marital misunderstanding and modern manners is contrasted with the turbulent Romanticism of Iolanta. A dark fairytale, Tchaikovsky’s final opera forms the second half of a double bill on the theme of secrets and lies.

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Dido and Aeneas with Juilliard

Dido and Aeneas with Juilliard

Henry Purcell 9 June

Juilliard415 and singers from Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts visit Opera Holland Park as part of their European Tour to perform Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

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The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School

4 – 6 July

The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for four impressive shows featuring its talented young artists-in-training. These spectacular performances will feature a mix of classical ballet repertoire, contemporary and character pieces. Students will perform work by choreographers including Frederick Ashton, Marius Petipa and David Bintley. This is a very special opportunity to witness the achievements of gifted young dancers from one of the best ballet schools in the world.

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Events
Insight to the Season

Insight to the Season

Thu 23 May Opera Holland Park Theatre Members only

Cast and creatives of our five new productions discuss the 2019 Season ahead of opening night.

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OperaUNITY (0-3 year olds)

OperaUNITY (0-3 year olds)

Tue 28 May The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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OperaUNITY (4-7 year olds)

OperaUNITY (4-7 year olds)

Tue 28 May The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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OperaUNITY (SEN)

OperaUNITY (SEN)

Wed 29 May The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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OperaUNITY (8-11 year olds)

OperaUNITY (8-11 year olds)

Wed 29 May The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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Post-Show Reception with Cast and Company

Post-Show Reception with Cast and Company

Wed 19 June The Ensemble Bar, Opera Holland Park Members only

Our Supporters are invited to extend the evening beyond the performance of Un ballo in maschera and enjoy a post-show glass of champagne with our cast and company. 

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Pre-performance talk: Young Artists

Pre-performance talk: Young Artists

Fri 28 June Holland Park Theatre

OHP Young Artists alumnus Matthew Kofi Waldren, conductor of the main cast production of Un ballo in maschera and last year's production of La traviata, talks about Verdi's operas and his experience of working with the company from chorus member to principal conductor.

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Dress Rehearsal – Double Bill

Dress Rehearsal – Double Bill

Fri 19 July Opera Holland Park Theatre Members only

Gold Members, Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors and Founders are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the double bill.

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Cocktail Evening

Cocktail Evening

Sat 27 July Members only

Benefactors and Founders are invited to join our Director of Opera, James Clutton and the food and drinks writer, Angela Clutton for an exclusive pre-show drinks reception, featuring hand-crafted cocktails inspired by our 2019 Season productions.

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Open Day 2019

Open Day 2019

Sunday 28 July Opera Holland Park Theatre Free

Bring your friends and family to our beautiful theatre in the heart of West London’s Holland Park to see the inner workings of an opera company. Take part in a creative workshop, talk to our artists and production team, get a closer look at our set designs, and try conducting the City of London Sinfonia!

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OperaUNITY (4-7 year olds)

OperaUNITY (4-7 year olds)

Tue 30 July The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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OperaUNITY (0-3 year olds)

OperaUNITY (0-3 year olds)

Tue 30 July The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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OperaUNITY (SEN)

OperaUNITY (SEN)

Wed 31 July The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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OperaUNITY (8-11 year olds)

OperaUNITY (8-11 year olds)

Wed 31 July The Dutch Garden Lounge, Opera Holland Park Theatre

OperaUNITY offers families the chance to develop, bond and unite through music, with a range of workshops that explore music and theatre, inspired by our main stage productions.

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