ANNOUNCEMENT: Isabeau to be co-production with New York City Opera

We’re delighted to announce that Mascagni’s Isabeau, set to open at our 2018 Season on 14 July, will be a co-production with New York City Opera (NYCO). Performances in New York will take place in spring 2019 (dates to be announced).

It has been exciting to see the rebirth of NYCO – a company with an extremely important place in American opera history. New York was a city in which the late Italian operas enjoyed such enormous contemporary success and NYCO have begun the process of bringing this canon back to the city with their production of L’amore dei tre re in spring this year. We are thrilled to be playing a part in continuing this revival of fully staged versions of this repertoire in New York.’ – James Clutton, Director of Opera, and Michael Volpe, General Director of Opera Holland Park

I am delighted New York City Opera is partnering with Opera Holland Park on this new production of Mascagni’s thrilling Isabeau. NYCO and OHP have a common dedication to underperformed Italian Romantic repertoire and our similar tastes and producing styles make this collaboration a natural fit.‘ – Michael Capasso, General Director of New York City Opera

Isabeau is OHP’s second co-production of the 2018 season. Ariadne auf Naxos, OHP’s first production of a Richard Strauss opera, will be opening at Scottish Opera in March, before moving to OHP in July. These collaborations follow 2016’s highly acclaimed La Cenerentola, a co-production with Danish National Opera.

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