Director: Karolina Sofulak; Conductor: Peter Robinson; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Elizabeth Llewellyn, Paul Carey Jones, Peter Auty, Stephen Richardson, Stephen Aviss, John Wood, Ellie Edmonds, John Wood, Michael Bradley, Alistair Sutherland; Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini.
The opera follows the all-consuming love affair between Manon Lescaut and her young student, Des Grieux. But Manon longs for a life of luxury and riches, and when a nobleman offers to make her his mistress she finds it hard to resist.
Her inability to choose between love and comfort proves her downfall, in a story that tumbles from passion and devotion to violence... and finally to tragedy.
Note: The Holland Park Theatre is basically just a big white canopy in the middle of Holland Park, using Holland House as its backdrop. Be aware that some of the sides are open to the air (with the canopy acting as a roof), so you might want to wrap-up warm. There are some picnic areas and refreshment areas dotted around the site which you can use during the interval and before it starts.
Un Ballo In Maschera — Giuseppe Verdi – 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 25, 27, 28 and 29 Jun 2019 – Opera Holland Park is putting on a production of Verdi's opera about a baleful prophecy and murderous love triangle
L’Arlesiana — Francesco Cilea – 20, 25, 27, 31 Jul and 2 Aug 2019 – Opera Holland Park is putting on a production of Cilea's opera about Federico's jealousy and passion for another woman
Il Segreto di Susanna + Iolanta – 22, 24, 26, 30 Jul, 1 and 3 Aug 2019 – This double-bill of two one-act operas will include a performance of Wolf-Ferrari's Il Segreto di Susanna, and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall – Every day – This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium.
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sun (apart from the last Sun of the month) – Listen to one of the country's finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Paul's every Sunday
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 3 May to 17 Sep 2019 (selected dates only) – St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Hansel and Gretel – 14 to 22 Jun 2019 – Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will be putting on a production of Humperdinck's operatic re-telling of the Grimm Brothers' famous fairytale
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