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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 {…}

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Opera Holland Park 2023 Review: Ruddigore


(Photo: © Craig Fuller) Opera Holland Park’s last show this summer was Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Ruddigore.” This was their third co-production with G&S specialists, Charles Court Opera, following last year’s “HMS Pinafore.” Again, it is directed by John Savournin, who also plays a leading role, with David Eaton conducting the City of London Sinfonia in one of the duo’s more {…}

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Opera Holland Park 2023 Review: Hänsel und Gretel


Photo credit: Opera Holland Park (c) Ali Wright Opera Holland Park (OHP) is rightly proud of its Young Artists (YA) scheme, now some thirteen-years-old. It boasts superb alumni who grace the stage of its summer season in principal roles as well as other major houses in the UK and abroad. Just last month, soprano and former YA Alison Langer impressed {…}

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Opera Holland Park 2023 review: Rigoletto


Photo: Craig Fuller Opera Holland Park’s (OHP) 2023 season opened with Cecilia Stinton’s new production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” It leads a pack of new productions including “Hansel and Gretel,” the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s new opera “Itch,” and “Ruddigore,” another G&S collaboration with Charles Court Opera. Stinton’s handsome production (designed by Neil Irish) is “Rigoletto” by way of Evelyn {…}


Opera Holland Park Announces 2023 Season


Opera Holland Park has announced its 2023 season. The company will open its season on May 30 with new productions of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starring Stephen Gadd, Alison Langer, David Junghoon Kim, Simon Wilding, and Hannah Pedley. Lee Reynolds conducts the production by Cecilia Stinton. Performance Dates: May 30-June 24, 2023 Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” sung in German will feature 2023 {…}

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Opera Holland Park Review 2022: HMS Pinafore


(Photo: Opera Holland Park 2022 © Ali Wright) Following on from last season’s imaginative realization of “The Pirates of Penzance,” Charles Court Opera returned to the Holland Park stage in a co-production of “HMS Pinafore”. W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s satire on class, manners, and buffoonery as directed by John Savournin.  Savournin has built quite the reputation in G&S as {…}

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Opera Holland Park 2022 Review: Eugene Onegin


(Image credit: © Lidia Crisafulli) Julia Burbach directs a new production of “Eugene Onegin” at Opera Holland Park, Tchaikovsky’s passionate realisation of Alexander Pushkin’s classic Romantic verse novel. Bookish Tatyana falls for the lofty, Darcy-ish Onegin, a dashing figure but also a rebarative one. He lets her down gently – thinking he has done the honorable thing, which he both {…}