Il segreto di Susanna / Iolanta
Opera Holland Park 2019 Season
22, 24, 26, 30 July, 1, 3 August at 7.30pm
Newly-weds Gil and Susanna kiss and make up in Wolf-Ferrari’s delicious 1909 farce of modern marital manners. Mozartian orchestral writing and an aria perfumed with the exotic fragrance of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune contrast with the turbulent Romanticism of Iolanta. A dark fairytale of blindness and redemptive love, Tchaikovsky’s final opera forms the second half of a double-bill on the theme of secrets and lies.