Looking for an open-air evening of opera favourites, with a roof covering just in case of rain? Then don’t miss Opera in Song, the three-night series of recitals at Opera Holland Park. New Zealand baritone Julien van Mellaerts, fresh from wowing audiences as Count Almaviva in OHP’s production of Figaro, sings as well as curates the programmes. Julien is well-known as one of the Whanau Voices of Aotearoa, whose superb concert in the Royal Albert Hall last year lifted spirits here and in New Zealand. OHP’s clever new open-sided auditorium provides that summer outdoor feeling while the seating ensures social distancing is observed.
The residency, at the Milton Court Concert Hall, will be for two weeks each year, starting in the 2018/19 season. The ACO will join the