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Opera Holland Park 2012 Review on Storify

A caricature of Verdi.

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Falstaff Teapot

Opera Holland Park - we've been resident orchestra at the capital's favourite opera festival since 2004.

Sketches from the magazine L'Univers illustré (1894) of Verdi directing the rehearsals of Falstaff.

The poster for the first performance of Verdi's Falstaff which took place on 9 February 1893 at La Scala, Milan

Renee Fleming performs the Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky's Yevgeny Onegin

Illustration of Eugene Onegin and Vladimir Lensky's duel by Ilya Repin (1844–1930)

City of London Sinfonia > Yevgeny Onegin

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The souvenir libretto from the New York premiere of Mascagni's Zanetto in 1902.

Pietro Mascagni

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Angela Gheorghiu performing "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

A beautiful Così fan tutte vocal score cover. Come and see City of London Sinfonia play in the OHP production between June 8 and July 7 2012.

An unusual instrument, the Glass Harmonica, features in Lucia di Lammermoor. Watch this video of Philipp Maguerre playing the instrument in the OHP production.

A new production of Verdi's Falstaff will run from July 20 to August 3. #OHP2012

Starting on July 13, and finishing the season on August 4 will be a new production of Tchaikovsky's Yevgeny Onegin. #OHP2012

A new production of Mascagni's Zanetto will feature alongside Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, starting June 22. #OHP2012

Gianni Schicchi by Puccini will be performed as part of a double bill with Zanetto, starting June 22 #OHP2012

Mozart's Così fan tutte starts on 8th June #OHP2012

The Opera Holland Park 2012 season kicks off on 7th June with a new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor #OHP2012

A caricature of the "Lucia Sextet", circa 1900, from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti. The "Lucia Sextet" melody has featured in many films and cartoons, including Disney's The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met.

Listen to Maria Callas sing Lucia's famous aria, Regnava nel silenzio, from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.