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.
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’.
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.
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.
Founded in 1996, Opera Holland Park is an opera company with a unique voice. Based in Kensington, we present a summer opera festival of fully staged productions in one of the most beautiful parks in the Capital.