Opera Holland Park 2019: classics and rarities
Tchaikovsky, Verdi Puccini and more sung by a host of top artists at London's own country house opera
Manon Lescaut is the shattering story of an innocent young woman pushed and pimped into society, lured from love by the promise of riches, and vilified when she turns against her wealthy benefactor. Starring Elizabeth Llewellyn (pictured).
Gustavo, King of Sweden, is preparing for a masked ball, but receives news that his life is in danger. His position of power and his love for Amelia (Anne Sophie Duprels, pictured) are put to the test as the opera comes to its spectacular end at the grand ball, where disguise is vital.Read more ...
Federico is pining for love of a woman from Arles, and is tormented by rumours that she has a lover. When he finally marries his village sweetheart, Vivetta, the mystery woman still exerts power over him...Read more ...
Dido and Aeneas retells the tragic story of Dido, queen of Carthage, and her doomed love affair with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. The Juilliard Opera production will tour Europe for the first time, bringing one of the most widely-produced English-language operas to Holland Park.Read more ...
Bringing Opera Holland Park’s main 2019 season to a close is the tender Iolanta, with superb soprano Natalya Romaniw (pictured) as the blind heroine unaware that she has no sight until love changes everything. Also on this double bill, Wolf-Ferrari's comedy about a wife with a secret...Read more ...
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