VenueOpera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
Date From18th July 2017
Date To29th July 2017
WhenJul 18,20,22,27,29 at 19:30
What's OnV203


Lyrical, sumptuous and poignant, the opera follows the life of Parisian music hall singer, Zaza: her career, her eccentric friends and her passionate love affair with Milio Dufresne, an acquaintance to whom she grows hopelessly and devotedly attached. At least, until Zaz? discovers that he is not only married with a child, but unwilling to give up his comfortable family life: the scene between Zaz? and Milio's child is extremely moving.
Music Ruggero Leoncavalio

Archive :: production:T1301058344, opera or operetta:S1190487843, venue:V203

Production details

Leoncavallo's deeply affecting Zaz? is a long-awaited addition to Opera Holland Park, falling as it does into our tradition of late, romantic Italian opera from the ?verismo' repertoire. Leoncavallo is best known for I Pagliacci, and like Mascagni, was often condemned as a one-opera composer. As OHP audiences now know from our exploration of Mascagni's repertoire, this was, and remains a grossly unfair judgement. Sung in Italian with English surtitles


Producer Opera Holland Park
Conductor Peterr Robinson
Director Marie Lambert
Design Alyson Cummins
Costume Camille Assaf
Lighting Mark Jonathan
Choreographer Danilo Rubeca
Performer Anne Sophie Duprels (Zaza)
Performer Joel Montero (Milio)
Performer Louise Winter (Anaide)
Performer Richard Burkhard (Cascart)
Performer James Cleverton (Bussy)
Performer Johane Ansell (Floriana)
Performer Ellie Edmonds (Natalia)
Performer Charne Rochford (Courtois)
Performer Eddie Wade (Duciou)
Performer Joanna Marie Skillett (La Signora Dufresne)
Performer Oliver Brignall (Marco)
Performer Michael Bradley (Augusto)
Performer Aida Ippolito (Toto Dufresne)
Performer Alexandra Stenson (Ciaretta)
Performer Charlotte Hewett (Simona)

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