La Wally

La Wally

Alfredo Catalani

July 29, August 3, 5, 10, 12 at 7.30pm

First performed at La Scala in Milan on 20 January 1892

Libretto by Luigi Illica after Wilhelmine von Hillern’s story Die Geyer-Wally

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

New production, first ever by Opera Holland Park


Conductor Peter Robinson
Director Martin Lloyd-Evans
Designer Jamie Vartan

Wally Gweneth-Ann Jeffers
Stromminger Stephen Richardson
Afra Heather Shipp
Walter Alinka Kozari
Hagenbach Adrian Dwyer
Gellner Stephen Gadd
Il Pedone Charles Johnston

Opera Holland Park closes the season with a distinguished piece from the repertoire that has made the company so famous. Catalani’s late nineteenth century gem of an opera that features one of the great soprano platform arias (‘Ebben? Ne andró lontana’) is another landmark production and a continuation of the voyage of discovery on which we have taken our patrons in recent years.

It is a gorgeous piece, emotional, moving and tragic and offers some of the most richly romantic music of the period. Starring Gweneth-Ann Jeffers who caused a sensation in Forza in 2010 and conducted by Peter Robinson this production of La Wally has been eagerly awaited for some years. Martin Lloyd Evans, so successful in this repertoire directs.

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