Taking wing: Dove’s Flight a soaring success for Opera Holland Park

Dove: Flight *****

Opera Holland Park, 10th June 2015

George von Bergen (Steward) and Kitty Whately (Stewardess) © Robert Workman

George von Bergen (Steward) and Kitty Whately (Stewardess)
© Robert Workman

Flight represents a brave new departure for Opera Holland Park. Jonathan Dove’s tale of airport life, which first took to the skies at Glyndebourne in 1998, is the first contemporary opera to take to its main stage. OHP specializes in Italian verismo rarities that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere in the capital, yet what we have here is not so different. Flight is a witty social comedy, but its characters are just the sort of people you’d encounter in your everyday life: modern verismo. In a striking staging with top quality musical performances, this is the best production I’ve seen from this enterprising company.

Read the full review on Bachtrack.

This entry was posted in Opera and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.