Opera Holland Park 2021
Opera Holland Park’s 2021 season with resident orchestra City of London Sinfonia will open on 1 June with new productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, and a revival of the company’s celebrated 2018 staging of Verdi’s La traviata. Casts and performance dates will be announced in October 2020. On what would have been the opening night of the 2020 season OHP is pleased to look to the future.
OHP is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and will take any measures necessary and possible next summer to ensure the safety of audiences, performers and staff. The company still hopes to mount the 2020 productions at a later date, as the pandemic and artist schedules allow.
OHP is extremely grateful to its patrons, who have stepped up with generosity of both spirit and purse, following the postponement of the 2020 season. Of those individuals who had bought tickets before performances were cancelled, over 40% made either a full or part donation of the ticket value, the majority with the benefit of Gift Aid, and many also made an extra donation. Another 6% left funds with OHP as a credit for use at a future date. A number of other individuals and institutions have made generous donations to help in the current situation. This largesse has helped OHP to meet some of the cost of paying a percentage of fees to all those contracted for the 2020 season.
Inspire, OHP’s International Opera Award-winning education and outreach project, is continuing to work throughout the current health crisis with local partners including Age UK, using digital technology to reach isolated communities. There have been musical afternoons and tea parties for older audiences, and workshops for local schoolchildren. The annual Open Day went ahead on Saturday 23 May, albeit virtually, with interactive online workshops, music and activities for all the family.
On 3 June OHP is giving a free one-off screening for all of the acclaimed 2019 production of Un ballo in maschera, originally filmed as part of Inspire to reach members of the community unable to attend the theatre in person. Watch from 7:30pm via OHP’s website or YouTube channel.
OHP Inspire and Virtual Open Day: To watch events from OHP’s first virtual Open Day, held on 23 May, click here.#
OHP 2019 double bill of Il segreto di Susanna and Iolanta nominated for 2020 International Opera Award: The Opera Holland Park 2019 season double bill of Il segreto di Susanna and Iolanta has been nominated for Best Production at the 2020 International Opera Awards, alongside Bayerische Staatsoper / Royal Opera House, La Monnaie, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Opéra de Lyon and Bayreuth Festival. For more information click here.
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