"Lindsay Posner’s tight direction provides finely attuned central performances, with some exemplary work from the chorus, who are in ringing voice."

Rigoletto; The Stage, George Hall, 2011



"and the chorus excelled – no more so than their suitably eerie off-stage contribution to the storm in the last act"

Rigoletto; What’s on Stage, Mark Valencia, 2011



"The Opera Holland Park Chorus was wonderful, injecting tremendous flair into Verdi’s various choral scenes and granting repellant life to the depraved world of the Duke’s court. The power of the chorus’s singing was bolstered by the playing of the City of London Sinfonia"

Rigoletto; Opera Brittania, John E De Wald, 2011



"the chorus…was utterly resounding in the 2nd Act Café scene."

La Rondine; Opera Brittania, John E de Wald, 2011



"the outstanding Opera Holland Park Chorus sings its climactic moment with heart-churning brilliance."

La Rondine; What’s on Stage, Mark Valencia, 2011



"the Holland Park chorus, which has sounded wonderful this season (chorus master: Matthew Waldren), was on exciting form"

Fidelio; Opera, George Hall, 2010



"This transcendent scene is conceived and realised with impeccable stagecraft, the OHP Chorus superbly prepared here and throughout the opera by Matthew Waldren, and the impact of this moment amid Jamie Vartan’s stark designs is quite overwhelming."

Fidelio; What’s on Stage, Mark Valencia, 2010



"the chorus was one of OHP's best."

Fidelio; The Telegraph, Rupert Christianson, 2010



"Happily, the prisoners themselves were on fine form, and contributed some of the…genuinely poignant scenes in the performance.  The Opera Holland Park Chorus effected a resounding ode to humanity with their prisoner’s chorus…the singing itself was swelling and radiant.  The scene made a strong impression, as it should."

Fidelio; Opera Brittanica, John E de Wald, 2010



"The razor-sharp precision of the chorus – as impressive dramatically as musically – contributed greatly to the tautness of the stage action"

La Forza del Destino; Evening Standard, Barry Millington, 2010



"a production…held together by a searing performance from the City of London Sinfonia and the Chorus"

La Forza del Destino; The Independent, Anna Pickard, 2010





Chorus Reviews

Opera Holland Park 2010-11