Saturday 27th October 2018
Concert performance sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Norma is without doubt one of the great bel canto operas. Set in ancient Gaul, it tells the story of a druid high-priestess who is driven to desperate measures by the betrayal of her lover Pollione, a Roman officer, with a young priestess, Adalgisa. More ...
The performance will be conducted by Dane Lam.
Helena Dix sings the title role, and the cast also includes Elin Pritchard (Adalgisa), Christopher Turner (Pollione) and Joshua Bloom (Oroveso).
Libretto Copies of a libretto may be obtained
up to a month in advance, price £5.00
to include p+p, from: Alastair Gordon,
27 Lawn Terrace, London SE3 9LL.
Cheques should be made out to
‘Chelsea Opera Group’.
Some copies will be available at the
Hall on the night of the Performance.
Ditlev Rindom 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 on sale for the following concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall:
Sunday 24th March 2019 – Mefistofele (Arrigo Boito), conductor Matthew Scott Rogers - book here.
Sunday 30th June 2019 – The Demon (Anton Rubinstein), conductor Oliver Zeffman. - book here.
'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.
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performances see Reviews.