NHO 2022

25th November 2021

Nevill Holt Opera


In August 2021 we presented our largest and most ambitious opera festival yet. More people than ever before came to enjoy opera with us, hundreds of free tickets were taken up by under-18s and we were also delighted to welcome local NHS workers to enjoy our dress rehearsals, alongside students, staff and their families from the DRET Academy schools across the Midlands.

We are excited now to share some key dates and the booking details for our two 2022 opera productions, alongside a variety of further Nevill Holt Opera events and performances to look forward to. 

In 2022 we will stage two new opera productions in our award-winning theatre – Puccini’s La bohème and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville – both of which will be performed in our new theatre for the very first time.

We are thrilled to welcome back directors Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol and Anna Morrissey to Nevill Holt Opera this summer. Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol, who assisted director Jamie Manton on NHO’s La traviata last summer, will direct La bohème. Mathilda is a freelance director who has worked on productions with Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Scottish Opera. The Barber of Seville will be directed by Anna Morrissey, an accomplished director of opera and dance who has also had her own theatre works performed on the West End. Anna worked with NHO on our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2019.

Full details of the cast and creative team for each opera will be announced early in the new year.

Kicking off the festival and preceding the two operas will be a weekend of musical celebrations in the Nevill Holt gardens to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the 4 and 5 June.

Then, once the operas have finished, we will build on the success of our 2021 June Music Festival with a week of concerts and events inside the theatre in July. Performances will include opera, orchestral music, jazz and much more. We will be announcing the programme for the July festival of concerts and events ahead of general booking opening early in 2022.

With more music on offer than ever before, we can’t wait to fill our theatre with audiences once again.



One of opera’s greatest and most tragic love stories, Puccini’s La bohème will be performed on the 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 June.

Puccini’s glorious music scores one of opera’s greatest and most tragic love stories. When the beautiful seamstress Mimì knocks on the door of the penniless poet Rodolfo their passionate connection is instant, but their happiness is threatened by a tragic discovery.

Rossini’s sparkling comedy The Barber of Seville will be performed on the 23, 25, 26, 28, 29 June. 

Rossini’s sparkling comedy of deception and disguises fizzes with exquisite music and memorable melodies. Be entertained by Figaro’s exploits as he and Count Almaviva work together to remove the beautiful Rosina from her lecherous guardian.

The summer festival of concerts and events in the theatre will take place from the 4 to the 10 July.

NHO Members Priority Booking Dates

Lady Emerald Club Ticket pre-allocations will place in December and January
Cunard Family 20th January, 10am
Nevill Family 24th January, 10am
Kirkby Family 27th January, 10am
White Star Line 3rd February, 10am
General Booking will take place 10th February, 10am

To secure your priority booking for out 2022 Opera Festival, please click here to find out more about membership. NHO Members are at the centre of what we do, and receive a variety of benefits from priority booking and a regular members’ newsletter through to invitations to rehearsals and special events, opportunities to meet NHO Artists, early access to the gardens during the summer festival and much more.

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Members enjoy priority booking for Nevill Holt Opera’s Summer Festival and other key events.

Priority Booking for our summer opera festival in August opens on the 4 March.

Public Booking opens at 10am on the 1 April.

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