Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera Holland Park. Conducted by Matthew Willis, Directed by Liam Steel, Lit by Colin Grenfell.

Steel’s sexy new production (designed by Emma Wee) has tapped into the Downton Abbey Zeitgeist...       

                                                                                                                    Opera Britannia

 

Steel sets the action in Britain in 1912, with Emma Wee’s set proving highly effective. Two colonnaded galleries jut out from the genuine portico that forms the permanent backdrop to OHP’s stage.The staging is dynamic from the outset...                                                                                        

 

                                                                                                                          music OMH

 

During the overture, the hustle and bustle of the upstairs/downstairs world was captured by a seething mass of servile retainers who rushed about the stage.. Emma Wee’s graceful set, cleverly calling the walls of the house into action...                                                                                          

 

                                                                                                                       Opera Today

 

'skeletal sets and handsome period costumes'           

                                                                                                          

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