Director: Mary Birnbaum; Conductor: Avi Stein; Composer: Henry Purcell
Juilliard and singers from the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts will be giving a semi-staged performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the Opera Holland Park as part of their European Tour.
Dido and Aeneas tells the story of the Queen of Carthage and Prince of Troy, and is most famous for Dido's lament, "When I am laid in earth".
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
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
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.
Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninov – 2 May 2019 – Hear pianist Francesco Piemontesi perform works by Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninov at Queen Elizabeth Hall
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