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Die Fledermaus – a selection of reviews

“It’s acerbically funny, rather sexy and superbly performed by one of those fine ensemble casts that Opera Holland Park always seems so good at assembling. Ben Johnson and Susanna Hurrell – husband and wife in real life – play the

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La Cenerentola – a selection of reviews

“Oliver Platt’s sparkling new production of La Cenerentola..seduces with its suave stagecraft and deft, but never hyperbolic, wit. the cumulative effect is as magnificent as the ‘Wicked Stepfather’s’ nomer.” Claire Seymour, Opera Today “From the start Oliver Platt’s staging hits

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The season closes with a bang!

Critical acclaim for L’amore dei tre Re. Here’s what the critics are saying… “Peter Robinson conducts Montemezzi’s swirling crescendos with crisp authority, and the City of London Sinfonia confidently pick their way through thrusting brass fanfares, neurotic snaking woodwind and

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Praise for Lakmé

What the critics are saying… “Its scene-painting is atmospheric, its melodies are sensuous, its orchestration lush, its pace languorous …. Fflur Wyn was quite enchanting in the title-role, singing diamantine coloratura with near-perfect accuracy of intonation and coruscating tone, complemented

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2015 Season continues with 5 stars for Flight

What the critics are saying… “Under Brad Cohen, the City of London Sinfonia animates Dove’s complex cocktail of Copland, John Adams, Ravel, late Verdi and Latin dance with insouciant ease. Listen closely and you can hear how dense the scoring

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Il trittico reviews are in – 5 stars from the critics

  What the critics are saying… “An absolutely wonderful evening. Emotionally raw and compellingly vivid. I found (Duprels’) enactment of Angelica’s suicidal agony almost unbearable to watch.” Rupert Christiansen, The Daily Telegraph ***** “The “triptych” has struggled for prominence since

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