The Production

fantastic mr foxThe highly successful 2010 production of Fantastic Mr Fox returned to the Yucca Lawn, Holland Park in the summers of 2011 and 2012.

The production came about after several years of discussion with the Roald Dahl Estate. Opera Holland Park committed to producing a very special production in a European Premiere of a new version commissioned especially by the company. Tobias Picker, the composer and Donald Sturrock the librettist worked very closely with OHP on devising a fifty minute long version of the opera.

In 2010, nine performances were played out in different locations across the Yucca Lawn with 130 children and their families moving from one location to another throughout the performance. The production returned in 2011 for 12 performances and in 2012 for 10 performances.

Directed by Stephen Barlow, one of the UK's most inventive and exciting young directors and featuring some of OHP's best singers of recent years, the opera was accompanied by 8 musicians from OHP's resident orchestra The City of London Sinfonia and by The London Mozart Players in 2011 and 2012.

Fantastic Mr Fox took a well-loved children's story and led children and young people into a whole new magical world of performance art - watch a video from the 2010 production.

View the gallery from last year's production...


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