Director: Rodula Gaitanou; Conductor: Matthew Kofi Waldren; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Matteo Lippi, Adriano Graziani, Anne Sophie Duprels, George von Bergen, Alison Langer, Rosalind Plowright, Eddie Wade, John Savournin, Ross Ramgobin, Michael Bradley, Ian Massa-Harris; Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Un Ballo In Maschera.
Giuseppe Verdi's opera is a tale of political intrigue and illicit love, all wrapped around a baleful prophecy.
The story is based on the true-life tale of Swedish King Gustav III who was murdered during a masked ball. Verdi added in a tense love triangle and gave us an intimate portrait of three people whose loyalties are tested in public and private, as Amelia struggles to remain faithful to her husband.
The opera is much-loved for its glittering dance music and choral writing, and its closing hymn is widely regarded as Verdi's finest.
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.
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas – 9 Jun 2019 – Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas by Juilliard and the Marcus Institute singers
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
Man of La Mancha, with Kelsey Grammer – 26 Apr to 8 Jun 2019 – Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside Danielle de Niese and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Man of La Mancha
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.
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