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.
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut – 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22 Jun 2019 – Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Giacomo Puccini's opera Manon Lescaut about her love affair with a young student
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
Royal Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall – 1 May 2019 – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing classical music by Enescu, Saint-Saens, Porumbescu and Mozart at Cadogan Hall.
Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams — Barbican Hall – 1 May 2019 – Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams.
Monteverdi Choir playing Handel’s Semele – 2 May 2019 – Hear John Eliot Gardiner conduct the Monteverdi Choir in a performance of Handel's Semele at Alexandra Palace.
Sir Simon Rattle conducting John Adams and Berlioz – 5 May 2019 – Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by John Adams and Berlioz.
Sir Simon Rattle conducting Britten and Mahler – 8 May 2019 – Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Britten and Mahler.
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