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 Season is the largest ever cultural exchange between the two nations and involves more than 200 live and digital events across both nations.