Nevill Holt Opera produced its first season in June 2013 staging a brand new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Opera has been performed at Nevill Holt for a decade in the Stable Block Theatre and a history of high quality, touring productions created a desire for a festival that was permanent and invested in the local community. Nevill Holt Opera is unique in its celebration of the best of young British talent, deliberately casting young singers and offering them a stepping stone to large productions. Singers from the 2013 season have already been engaged by English National Opera, Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House up to 2016 and Nevill Holt works with organisations like the National Opera Studio and the Jette Parker scheme at the Royal Opera House to ensure we have first pick of the most talented graduates they have to offer. Nevill Holt Opera also operates an education programme written in partnership with music, design and theatre students and teachers. This currently reaches 300 children in the local area with a view to expansion for the 2014 season.
This summer Nevill Holt Opera will expand its season to two productions, building on the popularity and critical acclaim of 2013’s debut. 2014 will see Ashley Page OBE (director) and Simon Holdsworth (designer) collaborate with Nevill Holt’s artistic director and conductor Nicholas Chalmers on an original production of Puccini’s La Bohème as well as the return of Flute director Oliver Mears who will revive his critically acclaimed NI Opera hit, Britten’s Turn of the Screw at Nevill Holt.
Nevill Holt is also home to one of the most interesting and diverse collections of modern and contemporary British sculpture and patrons of the opera can spend the afternoon in the historic gardens, enjoying supper in the pop-up restaurant and exploring works by artists such as Allen Jones, Anthony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Nic Fiddian Green and Sean Henry to name just a few.
Tickets for 2014 Season are on sale now. Call the box office 020 7534 1540 or email [email protected]
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