The fever of first love and the thrill of dance run through Opera Holland Park’s 2020 season in five new productions of popular repertoire and rarely heard works. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Holland Park, their relaxed venue is the perfect place to spend a summer evening. This year’s festival is balanced to appeal to opera aficionados and to welcome new audiences to some of the finest music and drama of the season.

Eugene Onegin sees four lives changed forever in Tchaikovsky’s perfect tragedy of first love and second thoughts. Verdi’s scalding exposé of unchecked power, ruined innocence and revenge, Rigoletto, promises an evening of potent drama. Champagne, hard cash and sumptuous waltzes fuel Lehár’s delicious romantic comedy, The Merry Widow. And in a double bill combining two rarely heard works of passionate intensity, Delius’s only verismo opera, Margot la Rouge, is paired with Puccini’s tale of heartbreak and supernatural revenge, Le Villi.


Resident Orchestra since 2004

City of London Sinfonia is proud to be the resident orchestra at Opera Holland Park since 2004, performing in all productions during the acclaimed summer seasons. Find out more >>

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City of London Sinfonia at Opera Holland Park