Opera Holland Park Announces 2024 Season

By Francisco Salazar

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 of Seville” will be showcased with a cast that includes Paul Grant, Elgan Llŷr Thomas, Heather Lowe, Stephen Gadd, Jack Holton, and Janis Kelly. Charlotte Corderoy conducts the production by Cecilia Stinton.

Performance Dates: June 4-21, 2024

Three semi-staged performances of Puccini’s “Edgar” will be performed with a cast that includes Peter Auty, Anne Sophie Duprels, Gweneth Ann Rand, and Julien Van Mellaerts. Ruth Knight conducts.

Performance Dates: July 2-6, 2024

Coupled with a double bill, there will be a new production of Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” and a revival of John Wilkie’s acclaimed 2019 staging of Wolf-Ferrari’s comedy “Il segreto di Susanna.” Wolf Ferrari’s opera will star Clare Presland, Richard Burkhard, and John Savournin while Leoncavallo’s work will include David Butt Philip, Alison Langer, Robert Hayward, Zwakele Tshabalala, and Harry Thatcher. John Andrews and Francesco Cilluffo conduct.

Performance Dates: July 17-August 3, 2024

Opera Holland Park’s first production of Händel’s “Acis and Galatea,” completes the 2024 Season. Anthony Gregory, Elizabeth Karani, Chuma Sijeqa, and Ruairi Bowen star in a production by Louise Bakker. Michael Papadopoulos conducts.

Performance Dates: July 19-August 2, 2024

Sullivan’s comic opera “The Yeomen of the Guard” will be the fourth co-production between Opera Holland Park and Charles Court Opera. David Eaton conducts the production by John Savournin.

Performance Dates: August 7-10, 2024

The City of London Sinfonia returns in 2024 for its 20th anniversary as the resident orchestra for all six productions and the Opera in Song recital series curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez returns for its fourth year.