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Cadogan Hall
Saturday 25th June 2016
at 7pm


Le comte Ory


Gioachino Rossini

Concert performance sung in French
with English surtitles.

'The last, wittiest and most exquisitely crafted of all Rossini's operatic comedies.  Liszt described it as 'the champagne of operas.'  more...

The performance will be conducted by Toby Purser. The cast includes Mark Milhofer (Comte Ory), Claire Booth (Countess Adele), Heather Lowe (Isolier), Anne Mason (Ragonde), Benedict Nelson (Raimbaud) and Steven Page (Gouverneur).

There will be a pre-performance talk starting at 5.45 pm, free for ticket-holders, to be given by Richard Osborne.


♫The Cimbasso – clarity for Verdi's low brass♫

A number of people in our audience have asked about the strange instrument which sometimes appears at the end of the trombone section.

Find out about it ...


'The Chelsea Opera Group holds a unique place in the history of British opera. ....' (&London magazine). Read the full article (pdf)which appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of &London magazine produced by Sunday Publishing for UK property partnership Strutt and Parker.

‘Chelsea Opera Group’s three concert performances a year are among London’s most joyful operatic events.’ Richard Nicholson  at Classical Source

"As for Elizabeth Woods, it is hard to provide a technical commentary to her nigh-on-perfect performance." (Mariana Romani reviewing Simon Boccanegra at MusicalCriticism.com). See Elizabeth Woods in Come in quest`ora bruna.

"Opera simply does not come much better than this: the Chelsea Opera Group’s concert performance of Verdi’s Macbeth was an unqualified triumph." (Evan Dickerson at Seen and Heard)

‘A great work superbly done. The conductor was Richard Bonynge...There was fine playing and choral singing.’ Tim Ashley in The Guardian  reviewing COG’s performance of Donizetti’s Belisario.

For forthcoming performances see Future Concerts

For booking information see Box Office page

For links to complete reviews of recent performances see Reviews.

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