First seen at Opera Holland Park in 2008, and set in the heat, glamour and corruption of 1960s Rome, Stephen Barlow’s sensational five star production of Toscaopens the 2024 Season and is the first of two Puccini operas to mark the centenary of the composer’s death.
Three semi-staged performances of Edgar, Puccini’s homage to Wagner, provide an opportunity to reassess this rarely performed early romance, written in the same period as Le Villi.
Sponsored by Viking, we present a new production of Rossini’s classic comic caper, The Barber of Seville (sung in Italian). The 2024 cohort of Opera Holland Park Young Artists will rehearse in parallel with the main cast before the annual Young Artists Performance.
Coupled in a double bill are a new production of Leoncavallo’s true crime tragedy Pagliacci and a revival of John Wilkie’s acclaimed 2019 staging of Wolf-Ferrari’s comedy Il segreto di Susanna, offering two contrasting takes on marital jealousy.
Opera Holland Park’s first production of a Handel opera, Acis and Galatea, which was originally written to be performed in the gardens of a stately home and was later revised for the theatre, completes the 2024 Season.
By way of dessert, Sullivan’s comic opera The Yeomen of the Guard will be the fourth co-production between Opera Holland Park and Charles Court Opera.
City of London Sinfonia returns in 2024 for its 20th anniversary as resident orchestra for all six productions.
The Opera in Song recital series curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez returns for its fourth year. Dates tbc.