Opera Holland Park is aware of the #BlackOutTuesday movement among parts of the music industry that began to gather pace yesterday. For several weeks, we have planned to mark what would have been the opening night of the 2020 season with a streaming of our production from 2019 of Un ballo in maschera on our website and YouTube channel. This is a free to air broadcast to our patrons and will be seen only once before being removed. We have also arranged for VocalEyes to provide an audio-described service for the film for blind and partially sighted patrons.
We are individually and as a company committed to equality and we understand the desire of the music industry to make a strong statement about this issue.
We will therefore broadcast Un ballo in maschera on Wednesday 3 June at 7.30pm.
We hope this doesn’t cause too much inconvenience and that you will be able to join us tomorrow for the broadcast.