Tag Archives: City of London Sinfonia

Don Giovanni all at sea at Opera Holland Park

Mozart: Don Giovanni ** Opera Holland Park, 3rd June 2017 This production opens like the perfect whodunnit. Passengers embark with their luggage aboard an ocean liner for a transatlantic cruise, busily locating their cabins. Within moments there’s an attempted rape, … Continue reading

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Brush up your Puccini: a 16th-century Bohème at Holland Park

Puccini: La bohème ***  Opera Holland Park, 11th June 2016 “The course of true love never did run smooth.” That William Shakespeare knew a thing or two about love. Many of his plays have been adapted as operas and companies … Continue reading

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Shorn of excess exoticism: Ailyn Bozok’s Lakmé at Holland Park

Delibes: Lakmé *** Opera Holland Park, 9th July 2015 Ailyn Bozok is used to working on limited means. Her Grimeborn Werther last summer – done with a piano, a handful of singers and a few drapes – was a model of minimalism yet … Continue reading

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Fright at the Museum: Slater’s Aida flops at Holland Park

Verdi: Aida ** Opera Holland Park, 24th June 2015 Third time unlucky? After a scorching start to the summer, with superb productions of Il trittico and Flight, Opera Holland Park’s season came unstuck with a horror of a show in … Continue reading

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

Dove: Flight ***** Opera Holland Park, 10th June 2015 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 … Continue reading

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