Chelsea Opera Group to Present ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’

U.K.’s Chelsea Opera Group has announced its 2023-24 season. First up is “Un Ballo in Maschera.” The opera stars Marius Vlad, Phillip Rhodes, Nadine Benjaming MBE, Alison Langer, Maria Schellenberg, Arthur Bruce, Thomas D. Hopkinson, Jack Holton, Magnus Walker, and John Vallance. Anthony Negus conducts. Performance Date: Oct. 22, 2023 There will be a currently unnamed opera. Gianluca Marcianò conducts. Performance {…}

Chelsea Opera Group to Present ‘Oprichnik’ Starring Seljan Nasibli, Emma Stannard, & Stephen Richardson

London’s Chelsea Opera Group is set to present Tchaikovsky‘s rarely performed “Oprichnik.” The romantic tragedy follows the original setting of 16th-century Moscow during the reign of Tsar Ivan the Terrible and features his oprichniki (bodyguards). James Ham will conduct Yvonne Howard,  Stephen Richardson, Brian Smith Walters, Seljan Nasibli, Aidan Smith, Emma Stannard, and Elinor Rolfe Johnson. The performance will be sung in Russian with {…}

Chelsea Opera Group to Present Pizzetti Opera This March

Chelsea Opera Group has announced that it will present Idlebrando Pizzetti’s “Murder in the Cathedral” on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Queen Elizabeth Hall. The opera, which features a libretto by the composer, will feature Sir John Tomlinson in the role of Archbishop Thomas Becket, in addition to Marc le Brocq, Christopher Turner, Matthew Durkan, Emyr Wyn Jones, David Ireland, Eleanor Dennis, and Harriet Williams. Martyn {…}