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President: Fiona Woolf CBE

Chairman: Duncan Orr

 
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Last Updated: 8/7/14
 

 

Past Performances by COG

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2009 2010-

Click on an opera title to see the cast (where available). Casts are generally not shown for concerts where the COG has provided the orchestra or chorus for an event promoted by another organisation.

1950-1959

Year Opera Composer Conductor
1950 Don Giovanni Mozart Colin Davis
  Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Colin Davis
  Don Giovanni Mozart Colin Davis
  The Impresario Mozart Colin Davis
1951 Die Entführung Mozart Colin Davis
  Così fan tutte Mozart Colin Davis
1952 Die Zauberflöte Mozart Colin Davis
  Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Colin Davis
  Die Entführung Mozart Colin Davis
1953 Fidelio Beethoven Colin Davis
  Don Giovanni Mozart Colin Davis
  Così fan tutte Mozart Colin Davis
1954 The Impresario Mozart Colin Davis
  Der Freischütz Weber Colin Davis
  Die Zauberflöte Mozart Colin Davis
1955 Idomeneo Mozart Colin Davis
  Mozart Concert including scenes from Zaide Mozart Colin Davis
  Fidelio Beethoven Colin Davis
1956 Don Giovanni Mozart Colin Davis
  Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Colin Davis
  Falstaff Verdi Colin Davis
1957 Die Zauberflöte Mozart Colin Davis
  The Merry Wives of Windsor Nicolai Colin Davis
  Così Fan Tutte Mozart Leon Lovett
1958 Don Giovanni (with professional orch) Mozart Colin Davis
  La Damnation de Faust Berlioz Meredith Davies
  La Dame Blanche Boieldieu Bryan Balkwill
  Die Entführung Mozart Bernard Keefe
  Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Bernard Keefe
1959 Der Fliegende Holländer Wagner Maurits Sillem
  Mozart & Beethoven Concert
incl. The Impresario
Mozart/
Beethoven
Colin Davis
  La Forza del Destino Verdi Maurits Sillem

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1960-1969

Year Opera Composer Conductor
1960 Don Giovanni Mozart Brian Priestman
  “Summer Concert”
incl. scenes from Zaide
Mozart Colin Davis
  The Tunnel   James Robertson
  Die Zauberflöte Mozart Brian Priestman
1961 Carmen Bizet Maurits Sillem
  La Périchole Offenbach James Robertson
  Roméo et Juliette Berlioz Colin Davis
  Così fan tutte Mozart Brian Priestman
  Silas Marner Joubert Alan Boustead
1962 Der Freischütz Weber James Loughran
  The Three Pintos Weber/Mahler David Lloyd-Jones
  La Damnation de Faust Berlioz Colin Davis
  La Damnation de Faust
(Chorus with LSO at Prom)
Berlioz Colin Davis
  Idomeneo Mozart Meredith Davies
1963 Fidelio Beethoven James Loughran
  The Peasant Rogue Dvorak David Lloyd-Jones
  Les Troyens (La Prise de Troie) Berlioz Colin Davis
  Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini Meredith Davies
  Béatrice et Bénédict
(Chorus with LSO)
Berlioz Colin Davis
  Roméo et Juliette
(Chorus with BBCSO)
Berlioz Colin Davis
1964 Falstaff Verdi Guy Woolfenden
  L’Arlesienne Bizet James Robertson
  Les Troyens
(Les Troyens à Carthage)
Berlioz Colin Davis
  Grande Messe des Morts
(Chorus in St.Paul's)
Berlioz Colin Davis
  Don Giovanni Mozart John Matheson
1965 Simon Boccanegra Verdi Guy Woolfenden
  Bluebeard Offenbach James Robertson
  Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz Colin Davis
  Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Roger Norrington
1966 Eugene Onegin Tchaikowsky Guy Woolfenden
  The Poacher Lortzing James Robertson
  La Forza del Destino Verdi

Nicholas Braithwaite

  Grande Messe des Morts Berlioz Colin Davis
  Die Entführung Mozart Nicholas Braithwaite
  Les Troyens (La Prise de Troie) (Chorus with LSO) Berlioz Colin Davis
  Les Troyens (Les Troyens à Carthage) (Chorus with LSO) Berlioz Colin Davis
1967 Otello Verdi Mario Bernardi
  The Travelling Companion Stanford James Robertson
  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.Act 3 Wagner Nicholas Braithwaite
  Les Troyens (Les Troyens à Carthage) Berlioz Colin Davis
  Choral Symphony Beethoven Stokowsky
  Così Fan Tutte Mozart John Eliot Gardiner
1968 Boris Godunov Moussorgsky Nicholas Braithwaite
  Aida Verdi Nicholas Braithwaite
  Les Troyens (both parts) (Chorus with LSO at Proms) Berlioz Colin Davis
  Idomeneo Mozart Roger Norrington
1969 L'Enfance du Christ Berlioz Roger Norrington
  Euryanthe Weber Nicholas Braithwaite
  The Grand Duchess of Gérolstein Offenbach James Robertson
  La Damnation de Faust Berlioz John Matheson
  Grande Messe des Morts (Chorus at St. Paul's Cathedral) Berlioz  
  Grande Messe des Morts (Chorus at Prom) Berlioz  
  The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky Roger Norrington

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1970-1979

Year Opera Composer Conductor
1970 Guillaume Tell Rossini John Matheson
  L’Etoile Chabrier James Robertson
  Roméo et Juliette Berlioz Roger Norrington
  Der Fliegende Holländer Wagner Nicholas Braithwaite
  L’Enfance du Christ Berlioz Roger Norrington
1971 Concert Beethoven Patrick Thomas
  Khovanschchina Mussorgsky Roderick Brydon
  Seamus O’Brien Stanford James Robertson
  Don Carlos Verdi John Matheson
  Iphigénie en Tauride Gluck Christopher Seaman
1972 The Dream of Gerontius Elgar Roderick Brydon
  Moïse Rossini John Matheson
  La Fille de Mme Angot Lecocq James Robertson
  Falstaff Verdi Nicholas Braithwaite
  Choral Concert Bach/Walton/Schubert Alan Reddish
  Bluebeard’s Castle/Psalmus Hungaricus Bartok/Kodaly Roderick Brydon
1973 Choral Symphony Beethoven John Matheson
  Die Zauberflöte Mozart Andrew Davis
  Turandot Puccini Nicholas Braithwaite
  Russlan and Ludmilla Glinka Roderick Brydon
1974 Mathis der Maler Hindemith Roderick Brydon
  Eugene Onegin Tchaikowsky Nicholas Braithwaite
  Un Ballo in Maschera Verdi Alan Suttie
1975 Les Pêcheurs de Perles Bizet Philip Simms
  Fidelio Beethoven Colin Davis
  Daphnis et Chloé/L'Enfant et Les Sortileges Ravel Roderick Brydon
  Peter Grimes Britten Nicholas Braithwaite
1976 Porgy & Bess Gershwin Simon Rattle
  La Clemenza di Tito Mozart James Judd
  Aida Verdi John Matheson
  The Queen of Spades Tchaikowsky Roderick Brydon
1977 Les Vêpres Siciliennes Verdi John Matheson
  Salome Strauss Nicholas Braithwaite
  Concert Berlioz & Verdi Howard Williams
  Les Troyens
(La Prise de Troie)
Berlioz Roger Norrington
  The Kingdom (Salisbury) Elgar Richard Seal
1978 Feuersnot & Drei Hymnen Strauss Nicholas Braithwaite
  Jenufa Janacek Mark Elder
  Concert including excerpts from Porgy & Bess
(Chorus at RAH)
Gershwin Lukas Vis
  La Damnation de Faust Berlioz John Matheson
  Les Troyens
(Les Troyens à Carthage)
Berlioz Roger Norrington
  Enigma Variations & Sea Symphony (Salisbury) Elgar/RVW Richard Seal
1979 The Jacobin Dvorak Stephen Barlow
  Simon Boccanegra Verdi Howard Williams
  Te Deum Berlioz Martin Neary
  Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz Roger Norrington
  Concert (Salisbury) Elgar/Holst/Bruckner Richard Seal

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1980-1989

Year Opera Composer Conductor
1980 Mazeppa Tchaikowsky Mark Elder
  Carmen Bizet Roger Norrington
  Idomeneo Mozart Richard Hickox
  The Dream of Gerontius (Salisbury) Elgar Richard Seal
1981 Manon Lescaut Puccini Howard Williams
  Béatrice et Bénédict Berlioz Stephen Barlow
  Oberon Weber Howard Williams
  Concert (Salisbury) Belshazzar/Verdi Richard Seal
1982 Troilus & Cressida Walton Roderick Brydon
  Otello Verdi Nicholas Braithwaite
  L'Esule di Roma
(Chorus at QEH)
Donizetti Leslie Head
  Roméo et Juliette Berlioz Anthony Hose
  Verdi Requiem (Salisbury) Verdi Richard Seal
1983 Gloriana Britten Nicholas Cleobury
  Tannhäuser Wagner James Judd
  Recording Sessions Bridge Howard Williams
  Alceste Gluck Laszlo Heltay
  War Requiem (Salisbury) Britten Richard Seal
1984 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Shostakovich Howard Williams
  Macbeth Verdi Antony Shelley
  The Bartered Bride Smetana Lionel Friend
  The Apostles (Salisbury) Elgar Richard Seal
1985 Friedenstag & 4 Last Songs Strauss Nicholas Cleobury
  Turandot Puccini Antony Shelley
  Four Sacred Pieces & other works Verdi Andrew Parrott
  Hercules Handel Brian Wright
  A Child of Our Time (Salisbury) Tippett Richard Seal
1986 The Snow Maiden Rimsky Korsakov Howard Williams
  Missa Solemnis (Salisbury) Beethoven Richard Seal
  La Forza del Destino Verdi Nicholas Cleobury
  Recording of music by Frank Bridge Bridge Howard Williams
  The Rake's Progress Stravinsky John Lubbock
  Xmas Oratorio (Salisbury) Bach Richard Seal
1987 The Maid of Orleans Tchaikowsky Paul Daniel
  Hymnus Paradisi / The Bells Howells/Rachmaninov Richard Seal
  Boris Godunov Mussorsky Nicholas Braithwaite
  Ivan IV Bizet Howard Williams
  Concert (Salisbury) Elgar/Bruch/Poulenc Richard Seal
1988 Nelson Berkeley Grant Llewellyn
  St. Georges Day Concert (Salisbury) Various Richard Seal
  La Gioconda Ponchielli Antony Shelley
  Gala Evening of Italian Opera Various Antony Shelley
  La Vestale Spontini Adrian Brown
  The Sea Symphony (Salisbury) Vaughan-Williams Richard Seal
1989 St. Matthew Passion (Salisbury) Bach Richard Seal
  Thaïs Massenet Michael Lloyd
  Nabucco Verdi Grant Llewellyn
  Gala Evening of Romantic opera at Chichester Festival Various Grant Llewellyn
  Onegin weekend at Wimbledon Tchaikowsky Adrian Brown
  Belshazzar's Feast/Symphony of Psalms/Pictures at an Exhibition Walton/Stravinsky/
Mussorgsky
Richard Seal

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1990-1999

Year Opera Composer Conductor
1990 Daphne Strauss Norman Del Mar
  Grande Messe des Morts (Chorus with other choirs) Berlioz Adrian Brown
  The Kingdom (Salisbury) Elgar Richard Seal
  Ernani Verdi Howard Williams
  Opera di Verdi at Chichester Festival Verdi Howard Williams
  New Zealand at Covent Garden Various Various
  Mefistofele Boito Andrew Greenwood
  The Dream of Gerontius (Salisbury) Elgar Richard Seal
1991 Hérodiade Massenet Michael Lloyd
  La Rondine Puccini Adrian Brown
  The Sea Symphony at Chichester Festival RVW Nicholas Braithwaite
  The Olympians Bliss Martyn Brabbins
  Choral Symphony (Salisbury) Beethoven Richard Seal
1992 Le Siège de Corinthe Rossini Howard Williams
  St.John Passion (Salisbury) Bach Richard Seal
  Manon Lescaut Puccini Andrew Greenwood
  Le Roi Malgré Lui Chabrier Michael Lloyd
  Berlioz Te Deum + other works (Salisbury) Berlioz/Dyson/
Britten
David Halls
1993 Aroldo Verdi Edward Downes
  Requiem (Salisbury) Verdi David Halls
  Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz Adrian Brown
  The Christmas Slippers Tchaikowsky Martyn Brabbins
  Concert at Salisbury RVW/Elgar/Finzi/
Britten
David Halls
1994 Le Rossignol/ Djamileh Stravinsky/Bizet Michael Lloyd
  B Minor Mass (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
  Francesca da Rimini Zandonai Nicholas Braithwaite
  The Brandenburgers in Bohemia Smetana Vilem Tausky
  The Apostles (Salisbury) Elgar David Halls
1995 La Battaglia di Legnano Verdi Grant Llewellyn
  War Requiem (Salisbury) Britten David Halls
  Koanga Delius David Lloyd-Jones
  Tannhäuser Wagner Martyn Brabbins
  Xmas Oratorio (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
1996 Gwendoline Chabrier Andrew Greenwood
  Concert (Salisbury) RVW/Delius/Matthias David Halls
  Iris Mascagni Howard Williams
  Der Fliegende Holländer Wagner Martyn Brabbins
  Vespers (Salisbury) Monteverdi David Halls
1997 Der Freischütz Weber Graham Jackson
  St. Matthew Passion (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
  Poliuto Donizetti Brad Cohen
  Don John of Austria Nathan Alex Briger
  Jérusalem Verdi Andrew Greenwood
  Concert (Salisbury) Walton/Delius/Britten David Halls
1998 Il Guarany Gomes Michael Lloyd
  The Dream of Gerontius (Salisbury) Elgar David Halls
  Esclarmonde Massenet Howard Williams
  Semiramide Rossini Grant Llewellyn
  Concert (Salisbury) Tippett/RVW/Arnold David Halls
1999 Les Vêpres Siciliennes Verdi Brad Cohen
  St. John Passion (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
  Rienzi Wagner Nicholas Braithwaite
  Edgar Puccini Andrew Greenwood
  Grande Messe des Morts (Salisbury) Berlioz David Halls

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2000-

Year Opera Composer Conductor
2000 Luisa Miller Verdi Grant Llewellyn
  Requiem/Leonora No.3/ Choral Fantasia (Salisbury) Mozart/Beethoven David Halls
  Requiem (Salisbury) Verdi David Halls
  50th Birthday Concert Various Various
  Don Giovanni (Veterans party at Pigotts) Mozart Colin Davis
  Feuersnot & Drei Hymnen Strauss Adrian Brown
  Concert (Salisbury) Bax/Rachmaninov David Halls
2001 Hamlet Thomas Howard Williams
  B Minor Mass (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
  Il Pirata Bellini Brad Cohen
  I Lombardi Verdi Brad Cohen
  Messiah (Salisbury) Handel/Mozart David Halls
2002 The Miserly Knight/ Francesca da Rimini Rachmaninov Felix Krieger
  Concert (Salisbury) Janacek/Poulenc David Halls
  Anna Bolena Donizetti

Brad Cohen

  Bar Musical Society 50th Anniversary Concert Operatic selections Christopher Fifield
  Lakmé Delibes Howard Williams
  St. Nicholas (Salisbury) Britten David Halls
2003 La Wally Catalani

David Lloyd-Jones

  The Kingdom (Salisbury) Elgar David Halls
  Lucrezia Borgia Donizetti Dominic Wheeler
  Les pêcheurs de perles Bizet Felix Krieger
  Cantata 140/Benedictus (Salisbury) Bach/Blake David Halls
2004 Ermione Rossini Dominic Wheeler
  Andrea Chénier Giordano

Brad Cohen

  Legends/Stabat Mater (Salisbury) Dvorak David Halls
  A Life for the Tsar Glinka Alexander Walker
  Magnificat/Requiem (Salisbury) Rutter/Mozart David Halls
2005 Le Villi / Cavalleria Rusticana Puccini / Mascagni

Andrew Greenwood

  St. Matthew Passion (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
  Giovanna d'Arco Verdi

Dominic Wheeler

  Leonore Beethoven Howard Williams
  Elijah (Salisbury) Mendelssohn David Halls
2006 Attila Verdi Andrew Greenwood
  Fantasia & Fugue in C minor/War Requiem (Salisbury) Elgar/Britten David Halls
  I puritani Bellini Dominic Wheeler
  Idomeneo Mozart Felix Krieger
2007 Beatrice di Tenda Bellini Brad Cohen
  La jolie fille de Perth Bizet Dominic Wheeler
  Maria Stuarda Donizetti Tecwyn Evans
  Christmas Oratorio Parts 1-3 (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
2008 Macbeth (1847 version) Verdi Brad Cohen
  The Dream of Gerontius (Salisbury) Elgar David Halls
  Cendrillon Massenet Dominic Wheeler
  La favorite Donizetti Gianluca Marcianò
  Froissart/Belshazzar's Feast/Gloria (Salisbury) Elgar/Walton/Poulenc David Halls
2009 Adriana Lecouvreur Francesco Cilèa Andrew Greenwood
  Simon Boccanegra Verdi Tecwyn Evans
  Tragic Overture/Te Deum/Requiem (Salisbury) Brahms/Bruckner/Mozart David Halls
  Alceste Gluck Nicholas Collon
  Te Deum/Mass in C (Salisbury) Berlioz/Beethoven David Halls

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2010-

Year Opera Composer Conductor
2010 La traviata Verdi Gianluca Marcianò
  Mass in B minor (Salisbury) Bach David Halls
  Guillaume Tell Rossini Dominic Wheeler
  Médée Cherubini Andrew Greenwood
 

Gloria/Fantasia on Christmas Carols/The Music Makers (Salisbury)

Rutter/V-Williams/Elgar David Halls
2011 Belisario Donizetti Richard Bonynge
  Missa Solemnis (Salisbury) Beethoven

David Halls

  Manon Lescaut Puccini Gianluca Marcianò
  "A Bear of Two Cities" - Lord Mayor's Appeal concert at Guildhall Verdi/Puccini/Donizetti Andrew Greenwood
  Béatrice et Bénédict Berlioz Nicholas Collon
  Messiah (Salisbury) Handel David Halls
2012 La forza del destino Verdi Robin Newton
  Maria Padilla Donizetti Brad Cohen
  Don Quichotte Massenet Renato Balsadonna
  Magnificat in D/Benedictus (Salisbury) Bach/Blake David Halls
2013 Die Feen Wagner Dominic Wheeler
  Parsifal: Good Friday Music/Mass of the Children/Spring Symphony(Salisbury) Wagner/Rutter/Britten David Halls
  Alzira Verdi Gianluca Marcianò
  Euryanthe Weber Cameron Burns
  My God and King/Grande Messe des Morts (Salisbury) Willcocks/Berlioz David Halls
2014 I Capuleti e i Montecchi Bellini Robin Newton
  Stiffelio Verdi Brad Cohen

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