The House of Life: David Butt Philip and James Baillieu at Leighton House

The Rossetti family, according to William Michael, in Some Reminiscences (1906), ‘were not a musical family; they had no gift in that direction … no craving to be constantly hearing…

Opera Holland Park releases The House of Life with David Butt Philip and James Baillieu

Ahead of the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s birth in 2022, Opera Holland Park is releasing a performance of The House of Life. Leading British tenor David Butt Philip and the…

Opera Holland Park marks Holocaust Memorial Day in words and music

In November 2014, an exhibition opened in Brno entitled Janáček’s Most Talented Student to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of the Czech composer Pavel Haas.  In 1941, Haas…

Christmas with Opera Holland Park premieres tonight at 7pm: A virtual festive concert with a twist

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, Christmas with Opera Holland Park is a new film featuring the company’s principals and chorus in the beautiful interior of Leighton House, Kensington, and outside Holland House in…

Bizet : Pearl Fishers, Opera Holland Park London

Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers confirms the composer’s deftness in penning a good tune and spinning a faux-Oriental orchestral fabric. But, opera is more than simply a catchy melody or two,…

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park, London

This was unquestionably the best all-round performance I have yet seen from Opera Holland Park, staging and musical performances alike often putting august metropolitan houses from around the world to…