Opera Holland Park (OHP) will present a series of outdoor performances this
summer in the space where the theatre normally stands. The company held its
first concert since lockdown this weekend. The performance sold out in less
than 90 minutes.
Further concerts include an evening of light music and operetta on 7
August, an evening of great operatic arias on 8 August, and a reduced and
relaxed performance of The Pirates of Penzance on
2 August for families. Tickets for the remaining concerts go on sale to the
public on Wednesday 29 July at 1pm. Priority booking is also available for
OHP Members and Supporters.
Opera Holland Park is thrilled to be returning to Holland Park this summer
for a limited series of outdoor performances. More information about these
performances can be found below.
Heart’s Delight: An evening of light music and operetta, Friday 7 August, 6pm
Last seen at Opera Holland Park conducting Wolf-Ferrari’s romantic comedy, Il segreto di Susanna, John Andrews has devised a journey through
some of the most delicious comic operas from the Viennese, Parisian and
London stages. Birdcatchers, gendarmes, lovers and policemen dance in and
out of music by Mozart, Offenbach, Sullivan, Strauss and Leh·r. Featuring
Yvonne Howard, John Savournin, Fflur Wyn, Robert Murray and Alison Langer,
with an ensemble of strings and woodwind from City of London Sinfonia, the
programme is the perfect apÈritif for a summer’s evening at Holland Park.
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Opera Holland Park In Concert: The Encore, Saturday 8 August, 6pm
Following the company’s homecoming concert on 25 July and to mark what
would have been the closing night of the 2020 summer season, OHP is
delighted to announce a further evening of great operatic arias on 8
August. This performance will feature singers including Natalya Romaniw,
Jennifer France, Alison Langer, Nardus Williams, Ross Ramgobin, Anush
Hovhannisyan, Aigul Akhmetshina, Samuel Sakker, Anna Patalong, Emma
Stannard and Grant Doyle. Matthew Kofi Waldren returns to conduct an
ensemble drawn from resident orchestra, City of London Sinfonia. For more
The Pirates’ Return, Sunday 2 August, 4pm
On Sunday 2 August the company’s award-winning education and outreach team,
Inspire, will present a reduced and relaxed performance of Gilbert and
Sullivan’s very model of British comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance, for families. This performance is a
revival of a family production put together for Pirates to Penzance, an
Inspire project which saw the cast travel from London to Penzance,
performing to schools and care homes along the way. Revived by Rosie
Purdie, with Stuart Wild as musical director, the homecoming cast includes
Maciek O’Shea, Daisy Brown, Peter Martin, Alistair Sutherland, Lotte
Betts-Dean, Matthew Kellett, Henry Grant Kerswell, Hannah Boxall and Sophie
Dicks. More information:
All performances will adhere to latest guidance from Public Health England.
In accordance with the current guidelines on social distancing and outdoor
performances, and in consultation with RBKC, the seating capacity for all
performances is strictly limited to 200. Performances are completely open
air, and will continue in rain or shine.