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Opera Holland Park

The last of Opera Holland Park’s stagings this summer is this double bill of unusual titles: Wolf-Ferrari’s clever little comedy of marital discord and...

Francesco Cilea’s L’Arlesiana – based on Daudet’s play L’Arlésienne, a tragic love story set in a Provencal village – never achieved the success of...

Political drama or romantic tragedy? Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera has elements of both with its plot about the assassination of the 18th-century Swedish...

Manon Lescaut was Puccini’s first great success, but while it is full of marvellous moments, it is haphazardly built. Only in the second half does...

A mystery illness almost put paid to her promising operatic career before it had started. Now, as the British soprano takes on the title...

Celebrated mezzo Rosalind Plowright shows no sign of slowing down as she prepares to mark her 70th birthday with back-to-back roles. She tells George...

This year welcomed a new 400-seat opera house at Nevill Holt, where the resident company staged successful productions of Figaro and Antony McDonald’s Powder...

Follies, Summer and Smoke and The Inheritance have been nominated for this year’s Knight of Illumination Awards. The awards honour international video and lighting designers,...

Hot on the heels of a well-received revival of Mascagni’s forgotten Isabeau, Opera Holland Park chalks up its first Richard Strauss opera with a vibrant Ariadne auf...
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