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A Gala for the Lord Mayor's Appeal
The Lord Mayor's Opera
Friday 19th September 2014 at 8pm
(Drinks at 6.30pm)
at The Guildhall, City of London, EC2V 7HH
Enjoy a wonderful evening in the Old Library and the Great Hall of the historic Guildhall for a celebration of Powerful Women in Opera
portrayed in some of the most wonderfully tuneful arias, choruses and orchestral interludes ever written by Verdi, Bizet, Berlioz, Bellini, Saint Saens and Cilea.
The Chelsea Opera Group, under the baton of Gianluca Marcianò, will be joined by Nelly Miricioiu (soprano) and Nino Surguladze (mezzo soprano), both of whom have
sung with the Royal Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. The opera scenes will be narrated by Hannah Gordon.
The performance will be a powerful operatic feast sandwiched between delicious
bowls of food and lubricating wines that will transform a stellar evening into something quite out of the ordinary. Afterwards, you can linger over wine and cheese – a perfect end to a busy week!
Price: £95 per ticket. Early booking is recommended for priority seating.
Contact Dionne Thompson at:
020 7332 3421
The Lord Mayor's appeal is a registered charity no. 1148976. www.thelordmayorsappeal.org
Saturday 8th November 2014
at Cadogan Hall
Cristina, regina di Svezia
Concert performance sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Cristina, regina di Svezia was the hit of the 2013 Wexford Festival and the winner of the 2014 International Opera Award for Rediscovered Work. Foroni moved to Stockholm from Italy to further his operatic career but died in 1858 during the cholera epidemic at the age of only 34. The conductor will be Andrew Greenwood, who conducted in Wexford. Helena Dix, who scored a huge personal triumph when she appeared in the Wexford performances, will sing the title role. More...
There will be a pre-performance talk
in the hall at 5.45 pm, to be given by Anders Wiklund. This is free for ticket holders.
Tickets are now on sale for the forthcoming season and can be booked via these links:
Cristina, regina di Svezia: Cadogan Hall
Le roi de Lahore: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Ernani: Queen Elizabeth Hall
'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
‘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 Plans
For booking information see Box Office page
For links to complete reviews of recent
performances see Reviews.