Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's classic American novel about sisters entering adulthood is the inspiration for Mark Adamo's 1998 opera. Its UK premiere will call on Opera Holland Park's rich roster of women artists, and Little Women sure to be a highlight of a promising season.
Tchaikovsky's heartbreaking Eugene Onegin – also about the transition from girlhood to womanhood – opens the new season on 31 May. It is followed by Bizet's hot-blooded Carmen, in which a femme fatale is brought down by love.
A little later comes the double bill of Delius's Margot La Rouge and Puccini's Le Villi. Margot La Rouge is the brief, colourful story of a prostitute, which has been compared to Mascagni's passionate Cavelleria Rusticana. In Le Villi, spirits conspire to avenge the death of a neglected young woman, forcing her feckless lover to dance to his death.
The highly successful collaboration between OHP and the witty and resourceful Charles Court Opera continues in 2022 with the timeless comic operetta HMS Pinafore, with its pompous and unqualified Ruler of the Queen's Navy, Sir Joseph Porter. Librettist and composer WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were masters at spotting frauds in high places.
Further details of OHP 2022 are to be announced, including casting. Watch Culture Whisper for details.
Opera Holland Park productions are sung in the original language with English surtitles
|What||Opera Holland Park 2022|
|Where||Opera Holland Park, Stable Yard, Holland Park, London , W8 6LU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||High Street Kensington (underground)|
31 May 22 – 31 Aug 22, Five productions, casting, dates and times to be announced
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|