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Cadogan Hall
Sunday 10th December 2017
at 7pm


Christmas Eve


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Concert performance sung in English.

With a plot involving a warm-hearted witch, an altruistic Devil and a reckless quest for the slippers worn by the Russian tsarina, this is no ordinary Christmas Eve. More ...

The performance will be conducted by Timothy Burke. The cast will include Natasha Jouhl, Anne-Marie Owens, Jonathan Stoughton, Richard Roberts, Keel Watson, Sarah Pring and Jeremy White.

Geoffrey Norris will give a pre-concert talk for ticket holders in the hall at 5.45pm.

Tickets for the concert are now available from from Cadogan Hall.

Tickets are also available for our next Cadogan Hall concert on 24th February 2018, Rossini's Mosè in Egitto(1818 version). This will be conducted by Robin Newton. These can be booked here. For information about the opera click here.


♫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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