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Opera Holland Park announces a new initiative to extend the connection between its work on stage in the summer season and its work within the community: Opera on Film.
OHP’s International Opera Award-winning education and outreach Inspire project runs all year round, bringing opera to people who are otherwise unable to experience live performance, and working with young people and families to open up the art form. The company’s ambition is to reach an audience that fully reflects the diversity of London.
Opera on Film will make films of our productions freely available to hospitals, care homes, hospices, shelters and schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the City of Westminster, in a variety of formats.
Last year, we launched with the acclaimed 2019 production of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, directed by Rodula Gatainou and conducted by Matthew Kofi Waldren, Opera on Film will be made available with subtitles to increase accessibility and understanding, and will be complemented by interviews with the creative teams.
As with OHP’s Schools’ Matinee performances of The Marriage of Figaro (2021) and Un ballo in maschera (2019), an education resource pack will be provided. Support will also be provided for care homes, hospices, shelters and hospitals from OHP’s Inspire team and the OHP Young Artists.
OHP has been addressing social exclusion since 2005. With Opera on Film, the company will be able to include those who are unable to attend the theatre among the members of its audience. This vital community initiative is launched in partnership with the company’s resident orchestra, City of London Sinfonia.
Opera on Film will be available from summer 2021.
Contact Inspire on email@example.com if you would like to order Opera on Film for your hospital, care home, hospice, shelter or school.