Opera Holland Park, Stable Yard, Holland Park, London, W8 6LU

20, 25, 27, 31 July, 2 August at 7.30pm

Opera Holland Park’s acclaimed strand of operatic rarities continues with Francesco Cilea’s tragedy of desperate passion in the heat of rural Provence. Watched anxiously by his family, Federico languishes for love of a woman from Arles, plunging into crisis when he learns that she has taken another lover. First performed in Milan in 1897, L’arlesiana established the career of the great tenor, Enrico Caruso, and gave voice to a figure who would become central to Italian opera: the mother.