Saturday 23rd June 2018
Concert performance sung in French with English surtitles.
One of Massenet’s most popular operas, which includes the Meditation, the violin solo which depicts Thaïs’s awakening faith, one of the most famous of operatic excerpts. More ...
The performance will be conducted by Stephen Higgins with Sally Silver in the title role. Other members of the cast include Michel de Souza (Athanaël) and Nico Darmanin ( Nicias).
Simon Bainbridge 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.
♫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.
'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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