Director: Il Segreto di Susanna: John Wilkie; Iolanta: Olivia Fuchs; Conductor: Il Segreto di Susanna: John Andrews; Iolanta: Sian Edwards; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Il Segreto di Susanna: Clare Presland, Richard Burkhard, John Savournin; Iolanta: Natalya Romaniw, David Butt Philip, Mikhail Svetlov, Grant Doyle, Ashley Riches, Charne Rochford, Barnaby Rea, Laura Woods, Julia Hamon, Helen Brackenbury; Composer: Il Segreto di Susanna: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; Iolanta: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Opera Holland Park will be putting on a double-bill of two one-act operas: Wolf-Ferrari's Il Segreto di Susanna and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.
Wolf-Ferrari's effort is a farce of marital mistrust and modern manners where newly-weds Gil and Susanna discover just how much (or how little) they really know about each other.
Tchaikovsky's Iolanta is a dark and beautiful romance about isolation and enchantment, where its blind heroine is redeemed through the love of the only man in the world to tell her the truth.
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.
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
Vaughan Williams and Dvorak at Cadogan Hall – 13 Jun 2019 – The London Chamber Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Vaughan Williams and Dvorak at Cadogan Hall.
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
Daniil Trifonov and the London Symphony Orchestra – 16 Jun 2019 – Hear pianist Daniil Trifonov and the London Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven, Berlioz and Shostakovich
Mythical Creatures at Cadogan Hall – 4 Jun 2019 – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Glinka, Dvorak, Stravinsky and Tom Coult at Cadogan Hall.
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – 4 Jul 2019 – The Academy of Ancient Music will be giving a performance of Mozart's comedy opera The Marriage of Figaro at Barbican Hall
Mozart and Haydn — London Concert Choir – 10 Jul 2019 – The Counterpoint Ensemble and London Concert Choir will be performing works by Mozart and Haydn at Queen Elizabeth Hall
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