UPDATE FOR THE NEW YEAR
Planning with determined optimism continues into 2021 despite the disappointments last year. All music making is in the same boat but you can be confident that Chelsea Opera Group is in the forefront of having arrangements in place to start performances again as soon as we are able. Our partners in this, at Cadogan Hall, have helped enormously with detailed protocols for social distancing, hygiene measures and building effective communications with ticketholders. The latest situation is as follows:-
20th February 2021 –concert, moved from last November, has had to be POSTPONED again due to Lockdown 3. A lovely mixed repertoire of arias and ensembles, with four soloists and orchestra, we intend to offer this in April if rules are relaxed by then.
Saturday 24th April 2021 – concert Make Opera Live Again at Cadogan Hall. Tickets on sale in due course.
Late June 2021 – the early summer event will be an OPERA at last, if we get relief from the present rules. Planning for this has to stay flexible for the moment, as want to keep options open until Government plans become clear but please pencil in your diaries for a full opera (concert version) and full orchestra on what we hope will be a sunny, relaxed, weekend evening in late June!
Thank you for your continuing support and enthusiasm for Chelsea Opera Group in this often-gloomy period. Our planning meetings continue in the background and your questions and suggestions are welcome at any time – just because you cannot see us doesn’t mean we are not thinking about you all!
Good wishes, from Sue Benjamins, Chairman
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 Concerts
For booking information see Box Office page
For links to complete reviews of recent
performances see Reviews.