The company has mounted staged productions of Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, Grabmusik, Apollo et Hyacinthus, La finta semplice, Bastien und Bastienne, Mitridate, re di Ponto, Il re pastore, Zaide, Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte, and concert performances of Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto (world première of the ‘original’ version), Ascanio in Alba and Lucio Silla, Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes and Alfred, J.C.Bach’s Adriano in Siria and Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito (UK premiere). In 2009 it was invited to perform in the Royal Opera’s new production of Artaxerxes.
It has also presented numerous concerts, including themed programmes at Wigmore Hall (previous concerts have included a series of Mozart travelogues, a Haydn series and retrospectives of J.C.Bach, Handel, Gluck and Haydn), Kings Place (residencies devoted to Mozart, Haydn, Handel and Arne) and the Barbican (‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ and ‘The Truth about Love’). In 2006 Classical Opera was invited to launch Wigmore Hall’s Mozart anniversary series, and it was a regular feature of the Barbican’s Mostly Mozart festival.
The company was ensemble-in-residence for both of Martin Randall Travel’s ‘Mozart in the Marches’ festivals in Italy, and has also appeared at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre (La finta semplice, Il re pastore and several concerts), Sadler’s Wells (Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Mitridate and Zaide), Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Theatre Royal Bath, the Sheffield Lyceum, The Anvil Basingstoke, St George’s Bristol, the Schwetzingen Rokokotheater, the Lufthansa Baroque Festival, the Bath International Music Festival, the Brighton Festival and the Buxton Festival. It has twice been nominated for the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.