SWAP’ra is a charitable organisation founded by a group of artists working in the opera industry. The group has come together as a team of volunteers to build a supportive community to effect positive change for women and parents in opera.
Soprano, Eleanor Dennis arrived on my radar when I attended Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral. Her voice is so exquisite that it still resonates almost a year on. Since then I’ve been keeping an eye on her career and have thus far been unable to make the requisite journeys see her on stage. However,… Continue Reading →
Michael Volpe is the director of Opera Holland Park but his background is unusual. He spoke to Susan Elkin.
This latest production at Opera Holland Park is Tchaikovsky’s lesser-known opera, directed by Rodula Gaitanou. The Queen of Spades is the final production in Opera Holland park’s 2016 season, closing on 13 August 2016. So what have critics made of it?
There can truly be no finer night to visit Martin Lloyd-Evans’ new production of Die Fledermaus than the hottest day of the year. As the sun set over the Opera Holland Park arena, west London’s balmy climes proved a perfect ambience for this most barmy of operettas.
Returning for a third (and now almost sold out) season Opera Holland Park’s take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a 70-minute jaunt through a classic tale that has been re-worked into an enchanting opera. Will Todd and Maggie Gottlieb have taken the best of Lewis Carroll’s story and distilled it into words and music that include some delicious nods to blues and soul, as well as the most ingenious of stagings.