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The Seckerson Tapes: Opera Holland Park

The Seckerson Tapes: Opera Holland Park

Behind the scenes at one of Britain's best-kept operatic secrets

Opera Holland Park's dynamic duo: Artistic Director James Clutton and General Manager Michael Volpe
The auditorium has risen once more, the box office is open and busy, and the peacocks are out – Opera Holland Park in London is gearing up for the new season. In this “live and uncut” podcast Edward Seckerson talks to James Clutton (above, left) and Michael Volpe about opera rarities, exciting young talent, exciting older talent, the prospect of Wagner (could there be a Dutchman in the offing?), the X Factor, and much, much more. In keeping with the name of Opera Holland Park's community project INSPIRE, the mix of operas reaching into 2012 and beyond is as eclectic as ever with old favourites rubbing shoulders with some of opera’s best-kept secrets. This season aficionados will be jumping up and down at the enticing prospect of Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini with Cheryl Barker and Julian Gavin. All this and the Volpe Diaries, too…..

The auditorium has risen once more, the box office is open and busy, and the peacocks are out – Opera Holland Park in London is gearing up for the new season. In this “live and uncut” podcast Edward Seckerson talks to James Clutton (above, left) and Michael Volpe about opera rarities, exciting young talent, exciting older talent, the prospect of Wagner (could there be a Dutchman in the offing?), the X Factor, and much, much more. In keeping with the name of Opera Holland Park's community project INSPIRE, the mix of operas reaching into 2012 and beyond is as eclectic as ever with old favourites rubbing shoulders with some of opera’s best-kept secrets. This season aficionados will be jumping up and down at the enticing prospect of Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini with Cheryl Barker and Julian Gavin. All this and the Volpe Diaries, too…..

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