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Opera Holland Park Festival 2024 Review: Tosca


(Photo credit: Ali Wright) Whatever your views on Puccini, “Tosca” always draws a crowd. In a UK opera landscape mired by cuts and ever-tightening budgets, it is reassuring to see an opera festival that continues to stand on its own two feet, irrespective of Arts Council funding (or perhaps more accurately lack thereof). A full house then, as it was {…}


Opera Holland Park Announces 2024 Season


Opera Holland Park has announced its 2024 season featuring two Puccini operas celebrating the centenary of the composer’s death. Puccini’s “Tosca” will be revived from a 2008 OHP production. Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts a cast that includes Amanda Echalaz, José de Eça, Edwin Kaye, and Jack Holton. Performance Dates: May 28-June 22, 2024 A new production of Rossini’s “The Barber {…}


Grange Festival Announces 2023 Season


The Grange Festival has announced its 2023 season which is set to include four new productions. The season opens with Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.” The production is set to star Samantha Clarke, Kitty Whately, Nicholas Lester, Alessandro Fisher, Carolina Lippo, and Christian Senn. Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits, Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, makes his Festival debut in this new {…}


Regents Opera Announces New Staging of ‘La Forza del Destino’


Regents Opera, formerly known as Fulham Opera, has announced its new Rory Fazan directed staging of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” featuring a new orchestration for 11 instruments by Ben Woodward. The show will run from February 16-Mar. 5, 2022. Verdi’s opera is the first production to be staged by Regents since its merger with Fulham Opera in autumn 2020. {…}