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AT LAST, back on stage….
Message from the Chairman, August 2021
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Sunday 31st October 2021 at Cadogan Hall

Gaetano Donizetti

(sung in Italian with English surtitles)

The cast for Roberto Devereux includes Helena Dix (Elizabetta), Christopher Turner (Roberto Devereux), Catherine Carby (Duchess of Nottingham), Julien Van Mellaerts (Duke of Nottingham), James Platt (Sir Gualtiero Raleigh) and Stephen Aviss (Lord Cecil). The conductor is Gary Matthewman with the Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra and Chorus.

Tickets are now on sale for Roberto Devereux – £15 to £38 – from the Cadogan Hall. Their box office is open to personal callers from Tuesday – Friday, 12pm - 6pm.

For forthcoming performances see Future Concerts
For booking information see Box Office page
For links to complete reviews of recent performances see Reviews.

Our future concerts – Roberto Devereux, Oberto and Orfeo ed Euridice – are planned to be full attendance seating, as expected to be compliant by then; with particular care to hygiene and safety generally in the venue.

Chelsea Opera Group's 70th Birthday last year had to go uncelebrated but there is a feature article about us in the October edition of OPERA magazine. (This is a subscription site)

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 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.

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