About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of opera music by Puccini and Delius at London's treasured and world‐renowned Opera Holland Park Theatre.
This exciting double bill by Delius and Puccini contrasts two surprising reencounters between old flames. One leads to a crime of passion, the other to supernatural revenge. Delius explores a seedy corner of Paris and the extremes of verismo in Margot la Rouge, while Puccini gives sublime expression to the Gothic romance of Le Villi.
Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer of the late 19th century. He was considered one of the greatest composers of the Italian Opera, second only to Verdi. His early works were characterised by features of the traditional 19th century romantic Italian opera. Later, his style developed into the realistic verismo style, which inspired him to write his most famous masterpieces and became one of the leading exponents of the style. His most renowned works La bohème 1896, Tosca 1900, Madama Butterfly 1904, and Turandot 1924, all are popular operas played in the most prestigious venues of the classical world.
- Delius, Frederick – Margot la Rouge
- Puccini, Giacomo – Le Villi