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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sunday 30th June 2019
at 6:30pm

The Demon


Anton Rubinstein

Concert performance sung in Russian with English surtitles.

Anton Rubinstein was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor who became a pivotal figure in Russian culture when he founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He was the elder brother of Nikolai Rubinstein who founded the Moscow Conservatory. The Demon, an opera in three acts (six scenes), was composed in 1871 to a libretto by Pavel Viskovatov, based on the poem of the same name by Mikhail Lermontov. More ...

The performance will be conducted by Oliver Zeffman. Andrei Kymach will sing the title role. The other soloists are Angela Simkin (The Angel), Anush Hovhannisyan (Tamara), Barnaby Rea (Prince Gudal), Giorgi Sturua (Prince Sinodal), Graeme Broadbent (Old Servant), Giorgi Sturua (Prince Sinodal) and Yvonne Howard (Nurse).

Erin McHugh will give a pre-performance talk for ticket holders at 5.15 pm in the hall.

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.

Tickets for this concert are now available from from Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Tickets for Un giorno di regno are available now from the Cadogan Hall website and box office.
Tickets for both the 2020 concerts at the QEH are also available now on the Southbank Centre website and from the box office here and 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 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.

For forthcoming performances see Future Concerts

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For links to complete reviews of recent performances see Reviews.

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