Opera Holland Park in Summer 2022

Five new productions to celebrate the return of summer

Opera Holland Park’s 2022 new productions of the classic nineteenth-century tragedies Eugene Onegin and Carmen take us from the palaces of St Petersburg to the streets of Seville. The UK premiere of Mark Adamo’s 1998 opera Little Women leads to progressive New England, where Jo March recalls her first love in the shadow of the American Civil War. A double bill of Delius’s Parisian melodrama Margot la Rouge and Puccini’s Gothic fantasy Le Villi contrasts a crime of passion with supernatural punishment, while a co-production of HMS Pinafore with Charles Court Opera proves that no one can mock English mores more successfully than the English themselves. The City of London Sinfonia returns as resident orchestra for all five productions.

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Contributors look back on events Seen and Heard in 2021

Reflecting on the past year – and perhaps with their hopes for the future – are … MARK BERRY: It has, for reasons all too obvious, been another strange musical year. Whereas in 2020 we had just over two months of ‘normality’, an apparently auspicious beginning to Beethoven Year, followed by the Great Deafness, intermittently … Read more

Harry Sever is Longborough’s first Ring Cycle Conducting Fellow

Longborough Festival Opera has appointed Harry Sever as its first Ring Cycle Conducting Fellow

Harry Sever (c) James Rose Photography

Harry Sever will work alongside Longborough Music Director and eminent Wagnerian Anthony Negus for the next three seasons as the festival builds towards its 2024 Ring cycle. For his first performance in the post, Sever will conduct Siegfried at Longborough on Friday 3 June 2022.

CLICK HERE to stream for FREE (until 25 February 2022) this year’s Die Walküre 

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NI Opera returns to Belfast’s Lyric Theatre in February 2022 with Into The Woods

Northern Ireland Opera (NI Opera) announces its return to Belfast’s Lyric Theatre next February 2022 to stage Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Into The Woods, one of the most iconic and popular shows in the musical theatre canon, richly laden with symbolism, magic and metaphor. (Sadly, Sondheim passed away recently and for Seen and Heard‘s tribute click here.)

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