Investec Opera Holland Park

Investec Opera Holland Park is a summer opera company established in 1996 which produces an annual season of opera performances staged under a temporary canopy in Holland Park, west London.

The company has enjoyed a long string of hits with major achievements in productions of more obscure repertoire. It is now considered one of the most accomplished non-state opera companies in the UK and was named Best UK Opera Company by the Sunday Times in 2010. The resident orchestra is the City of London Sinfonia.

Each summer season four operas are staged. Most of them are well known classics but the company has developed a reputation for producing works from the verismo and giovane scuola repertoire and a very adventurous production policy. There are over thirty performances in the season and the vast majority are sung in the original language with surtitles in English.

The venue and company are famed for a warm informality coupled with serious artistic intent and dedication. Pricing is determinedly accessible and the company even has a “Free Tickets for Young People and Older Audiences” scheme. Under the company’s Inspire Project (an outreach and education initiative) nearly 2,000 seats are offered at just £20.

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