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Gala Dinner, 2014

Throughout the year, we organise a range of events aimed at allowing our supporters to experience all elements of Opera Holland Park. From behind-the-scenes access to showcasing the best of the art-form, we have an event for you.

Annual events for our individual supporters include access to a range of pre-season Lectures, drinks receptions and our hugely popular ‘Prelude’ recital. Depending on your level of membership, you may also have the opportunity to attend rehearsals, receptions at private residences and dinners with high profile operatic stars.

If you are not already a Friend, click here for more information and to join online.

Upcoming Friends Events:

To book tickets, click Book Now under your chosen event below or telephone the Box Office on 0300 999 1000.
Alternatively please telephone the Friends Office on 020 3846 6222 option 2. Please note that tickets to Friends & Supporters events will not be available to buy on the door.

Lecture Series 2017

LECTURE 2: Kát’a Kabanová

Tuesday 4 April, 6pm for 6.30pm start
David Josefowitz Recital Hall, RAM

Open to all Friends and Supporters
£10

We are thrilled to be staging a revival of our 2009 production of Kat’á Kabanová, directed by Olivia Fuchs. Guest speaker Sandy Burnett will share his knowledge and offer insights into Janáček’s passionate opera. Sandy is a leading broadcaster, conductor, bassist, lecturer and the author of the recently published book Introduction to Classical Music.

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LECTURE 3: Don Giovanni

Wednesday 3 May, 6.30pm for 7pm start
St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith

Open to all Friends and Supporters
£10

The third and final lecture of this year’s series is dedicated to Mozart’s mischievous and irresistible Don Giovanni. We have invited Ross Alley, a former music lecturer at Birkbeck College, to take you on this journey. He has given numerous guest lectures for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, the Wagner Society, the Gustav Mahler Society, and NADFAS.

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Other Friends Events coming up soon…

The Prelude

Thursday 11 May, 7pm–10pm
Leighton House Museum

Open to all Friends and Supporters
£100

We are delighted to be returning to Leighton House Museum for the much-loved tradition of Opera Holland Park’s Prelude event. Wine and canapés will be served from 7pm, with singers from each of the 2017 productions. After the recital, drinks service will resume and you will have the chance to meet the singers and the creative team.

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Introducing Opera Holland Park

Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm
The Terrace, Opera Holland Park Theatre

Open to all Friends and Supporters
Free of charge (ticketed)

For our new Friends and Supporters, this is the perfect opportunity to come and meet the creative team, as well as other Opera Holland Park supporters, over an informal glass of wine at the Opera Holland Park theatre. There will be an introductory welcoming speech from our General Manager, Michael Volpe, and Director of Opera, James Clutton, followed by a short performance by one of our 2017 Season singers.

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Insight to the Season

Saturday 20 May, 6–7.30pm
The Terrace, Opera Holland Park Theatre

Open to Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors and Founders
Free of charge (ticketed)

We invite Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors and Founders to join us in the theatre for a panel discussion, hosted by broadcaster and TV presenter, Penny Smith. You will have the chance to hear from members of our production and creative teams and singers from our 2017 Season, and hopefully learn a few backstage secrets! Drinks and canapés will be served.

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Post-show Company Drinks

Tuesday 13 June, 10.30pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre

Open to Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors and Founders
Free of charge (ticketed)

Join the OHP creative team the OHP creative team, cast members and staff for a post-show drinks reception after the evening’s performance of Puccini’s La rondine.

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Cocktail Evening

Saturday 22 July, 6.30–7.15pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre

Open to Benefactors and Founders
Free of charge (ticketed)

Each Season our Director of Opera, James Clutton and his wife Angela, food writer and historian, host an evening of tasty cocktails inspired by our productions of the Season. We invite Benefactors and Founders to a pre-show evening of tasty cocktails inspired by 2017 Season productions. Why not make a night of it by booking tickets to the evening’s performance of Leoncavallo’s Zazà as well?

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Opera Holland Park Open Day

Sunday 23 July, 12pm–4pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre

Open to all
Free of charge (just turn up!)

On Sunday 23 July we will be opening up the Opera Holland Park theatre for an afternoon of workshops, performances and exhibitions for all ages. Come along and have a go at conducting your own orchestra, pose for a photo in an opera costume, enjoy tea with the cast from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and much more. Bring along friends and family – everyone is welcome!

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End-of-Season Celebration

Tuesday 1 August, 6.30pm–8pm
The Terrace, Opera Holland Park Theatre

Open to all Friends and Supporters
£5

Join us for drinks at the OHP theatre to celebrate the end of the 2017 Season and share your favourite productions and moments with OHP staff. We hope to see you there!

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