After more than 60 performances since its premiere in 2013 and a hugely successful sell-out run at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was resident in the magical gardens of the Yucca Lawn in Holland Park until 2017.
Rossini supposedly wrote this gorgeous comic opera in three weeks when aged just 25 years old. It is his take on the Cinderella story and although it would be wrong to expect glass slippers and pumpkin carriages, it is the tale we know, and is a delight, despite carrying an edge of darkness, even featuring an epic orchestral storm in the second act.
Iris is one of several monumental works that Mascagni went on to compose and in this tale of an exploited young Japanese woman (written before Puccini’s Butterfly), the composer set out to create something that was ‘endlessly beautiful’.
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyTue 2 August – Mon 13 June 2016
The romance of Tchaikovsky’s Yevgeny Onegin is an evergreen staple of the repertoire today, but rarely did his genius find better expression than in this psychological melodrama of breathtaking intensity and beauty.
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.