Opera Holland Park 2019 Season Includes Rare Cilea, Tchaikovsky & Wolf-Ferrari Opera

There are still some companies waiting to announce their 2017-18 season, but one organization is taking a different approach, unveiling its 2019 calendar.

It will be interesting to find out what, if any, impact Opera Holland Park’s decision to announce the 2019 season will have, but it is still quite fascinating to see what the company has in store. The company had just announced its 2018 program in late April. The 2017 season starts next week.

There will be four total operas, two well-known works, and two rarer gems.

Representing the first two are Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” and Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.

But the other two works include Cilea’s “L’Arlesiana,” famous for Federico’s lament, but little else.

The other piece on the docket is a double bill which includes Wolf-Ferrari’s one-act comedy “Susanna’s Secret.” What is interesting is that the opera will be paired with Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta,” which is growing in popularity thanks to the recent efforts of superstar Anna Netrebko.

“The 2019 season promises to be another deliciously varied program demonstrating what Opera Holland Park does best: offer high-quality, enjoyable opera to the public whilst extending the repertoire. We are excited to be able to share the news of future seasons earlier than ever before so that audiences can really sense our direction of travel for the coming years,” said Director of Opera James Clutton and General Manager Michael Volpe in a joint statement

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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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