Picnic opera Holland Park Barber of Seville

June 6, 2024

Picnic opera Holland Park Barber of Seville

SOLD OUT (Please contact us if you want to join)

Join us for an outdoor Opera evening in one of the most unique London summer evenings!

Holland Park Opera has contacted us for a discounted offer to spend an evening together, eating, drinking, and listening to an amazing Opera. This is a one-off, we would like to try with you. Laurence and Anne enjoy operas and we both thought it could be a nice way to celebrate the start of Summer.

Doors open at 5.30 pm and, we suggest arriving from 6.00 pm. We will meet at the entrance of Holland Park Opera to be taken to a table reserved for us. Performances start at 7.30. there is an interval at 8.30-45 pm for 30 minutes. The performance ends around 9.35 / 9.45 and we can go back to our table if we want until it closes at 11 pm. A picnic from an Italian Deli will be served. It will be a Bring Your Own (BYO) bottle.  This is meant to be more about relaxing and networking and less about speakers or wine information.

Please find below the description from Holland Park Opera:

The Barber of Seville by Rosinni is a "sparkling comedy of intrigue told with style and panache. Figaro the barber turns puppet-master as he tries to prevent Rosina’s wedding to her elderly guardian, Doctor Bartolo, and instead to cement a match between her and the young Count Almaviva, Figaro’s former and future employer. Disguises and deceptions abound as the course of true love hits the rocks. With brilliantly inventive arias and ensembles that fizz at lightning speed, Rossini’s opera serves as a tart prequel to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Paul Grant takes the title role in Cecilia Stinton’s new production of this classic bel canto comedy, conducted by Charlotte Corderoy. Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Heather Lowe play Almaviva and Rosina, with Stephen Gadd as the conniving Doctor Bartolo. There is luxury casting in the supporting cast, as operatic superstar and celebrated comedienne Janis Kelly makes her company debut in the role of Bartolo’s dust-allergic housekeeper, Berta.

Because this is a different event from our usual ones, we have decided to put only one price for everyone, members and non-members: £96.

There are ONLY 12 seats available (or 24 if we have a lot of success) so be fast to register. As usual, a women's event only. Your family and friends are welcome!

The deadline to register is the 16th of May.

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Picnic opera Holland Park Barber of Seville
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  • Day June 6, 2024
  • Cost £96.00
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Holland Park
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The Barber of Seville
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