UPDATE FOR SPRING 2021
Sadly we have had, yet again, to cancel our Concert, Making Opera Live Again, -- we thought we had got it breathing but there you go, lost again, due to the continuing closure of theatres. The future, as far as the summer goes, is still looking very unclear so NO TICKETS on sale yet for any event …but….SHORTLY...WITH GROWING CONFIDENCE, AND WITH GREAT DELIGHT, we will be announcing full cast details for our AUTUMN event which is Roberto Devereux, by Donizetti. This is one of Donizetti’s most lyrical pieces, full of melody for the superb soloists we are lining up for you and with lots of lovely chorus. The score will once again show off our Orchestra’s talents to delight us after the long absence from stage.
31st October 2021 - Roberto Devereux at the Cadogan Hall, led by Conductor Gary Matthewman. Tickets will be on sale within a few weeks, so check this website again – or lookout for a Newsletter in your Inbox! – Are you on our email list? Please check – or let me know you want among the first to know by sending me your email address to Sue Benjamins
For 2022, with the hope of freedom from restrictions, we plan a return to the pattern of three operas, dates to be announced but based around Spring (March); early Summer (probably June) and Autumn late October/early November. We are working on the details now.
With good wishes to you all, and looking forward to performing once again.
Chairman, Chelsea Opera Group
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.