Investec Opera Holland Park 2019 Season

4 June – 9 August
June
July
Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut

Giacomo Puccini 4 – 22 June 2019

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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Un ballo in maschera

Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe Verdi 8 – 29 June 2019

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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L’arlesiana

L’arlesiana

Francesco Cilea 20 July – 2 August 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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, David Bintley and Wayne McGregor. 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
The Perfumed Vice: Susanna’s Secret

The Perfumed Vice: Susanna’s Secret

Thu 17 January 2019 Leighton House

Two newly-weds, one secret, a misunderstanding and an institution in flux. Join us for a discussion of the themes of marriage and modernity in Il segreto di Susanna.

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Opera Holland Park Spring Reception

Opera Holland Park Spring Reception

Wed 6 March 2019 Baglioni Hotel, Kensington

An opportunity for us to thank our wonderful supporters. Savour an aperitif and enjoy musical performances from our star singers in good company.

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Young Artists Circle Launch

Young Artists Circle Launch

Tue 19 March 2019 Smoking Room at The East India Club

An evening to raise a toast and celebrate the emerging singers, conductors and directors who will be gracing the main stage with a performance of OHP’s Un ballo in maschera in the summer of 2019 Season.

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Prelude

Prelude

Thu 9 May 2019 Leighton House

Join us for an evening of drinks and performances by some of the stars of our 2019 Season, as we look forward to a summer of opera in Holland Park.

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Production Syndicate Launch

Production Syndicate Launch

Tue 14 May 2019 The Sloane Club

Production Syndicate Members are invited to an evening of exclusive insights into our 2019 productions, including previews of set designs, over a glass of champagne with the creative teams.

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Insight to the Season

Insight to the Season

Thu 23 May 2019 Opera Holland Park Theatre

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

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Cocktail Evening

Cocktail Evening

Sat 27 July 2019

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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