Events Details

Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera Holland Park with picnic
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018
Holland Park
W8 6LU
Opera Holland Park
£ 99.00

Dinner Dates returns to the Opera Holland Park  for the 2018 season with Ariadne auf Naxos, a co-production with Scottish Opera. 

The party to end all parties is about to begin. Two contrasting entertainments have been scheduled: a tragic opera by a young composer with high ideals, and a burlesque comedy. Now dinner has overrun, the diva is in a temper, the fireworks are about to begin, and, to everybody’s horror, both groups must perform at the same time.

Strauss’s Viennese backstage comedy of pretension and pragmatism sees the worlds of art and entertainment collide in a score rich with opulent melodies, witty ensembles and coloratura high jinks, as the comedienne, Zerbinetta, and her sidekicks interrupt the composer’s opera and introduce the tragic heroine Ariadne to a new beau, Bacchus.

At the heart of Strauss’s tour de force – the first opera of his to be performed at OHP – is a battle between high and low art, and the message that, with a little help from unexpected sources, even the most broken of hearts can sometimes be mended.

Opera Holland Park is an elegant marquee auditorium for open-air opera performances. We will be providing a delicious picnic in Holland Park at 4 pm before we head over to the opera. We will be serving tea, coffee and glasses of bubbly along with other refreshments.

Whats included: 

- Picnic 
- Glass of bubbly 
- Tea or coffee 
- Theatre ticket

Picnic start time: 4 pm
Opera start time: 7.30 pm

Nearest station: High Street Kensington

Members: £99 / Non Members:£114