Visiting this Folco in prison, Isabeau falls in love with him, but the romance born out of so much harm is unlikely to end well.
Anne Sophie Duprels, who sang the title roles in Iris and Zazà returns to sing Isabeau, with the Russian bass Mikhail Svetlov, who was impressive in last year's excellent OHP Kat'a Kabanova, making a welcome return as Raimondo. The tenor David Butt Philip, who was an excellent Pinkerton in English National Opera's Madam Butterfly last year, sings Folco.
Francesco Cilluffo makes his OHP debut, conducting the City of London Sinfonia, joining director Martin Lloyd-Evans and designer takis, the team behind last year's five-star La Rondine.
Isabeau is definitely one for diligent enthusiasts and casual opera-goers alike.
Isabeau is sung in Italian with English surtitles. Booking opens at 10AM, 12 February
|What||Mascagni's Isabeau, Opera Holland Park|
Opera Holland Park
Stable Yard, Holland Park, London , W8 6LU | MAP
|Nearest tube||High Street Kensington (underground)|
14 Jul 18 – 28 Jul 18, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£20 - £76|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|