The interview this week is Richard’s with James Clutton, the Director of Opera Holland Park. Angels have been closely associated with James and OHP for many years and supply the costumes used in every opera that OHP stage in their summer seasons.
James has worked as an independent producer of plays, musicals and opera over the course of an immensely successful career. He now helms Opera Holland Park and has made it London’s premier summer opera festival. The event has gained enormous respect from critics, performers, and audiences for its unique and hugely accessible brand of opera.
He discusses how he works with the costume designer and why they are such an integral part to the productions OHP puts on. What comes across is that James’ has a strong commitment and passion to making opera accessible to all and he has created a number of initiatives to reach out to schools and the wider community.