Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe
28 March 2019 – Cadogan Hall
Book now for the UK première of Johann Adolph Hasse’s fascinating Piramo e Tisbe which the composer considered the greatest of his 62 operas.
Gluck: Bauci e Filemone / Orfeo
29 & 31 May 2019
We return to Southbank Centre for an enchanting pair of Gluck operas based on stories recounted by Ovid in his famous Metamorphoses.
In 2015, Classical Opera embarked on MOZART 250, a ground-breaking exploration of Mozart’s life, works and influences. Each year we will explore the music that was being written by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years previously.
“It is hard to imagine hearing another performance as convivial and life-affirming as this.”
“The spirit of opera was raised by Page’s urgent conducting, crisp orchestral playing and a terrific cast, eager to take full advantage of the opportunities Mozart offers them.”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“It was fun, fresh, thought provoking and one of the best nights at the opera that I can remember having!”
“Once again we salute the initiative of conductor Ian Page, a great pioneer, thanks to whom our understanding of Mozart and the music of his time is deepening.”
“Beautifully paced and balanced, the ensemble is both directed and sung to near perfection.”
“It is hard to think of a more valuable or ambitious long term musical project than Ian Page and Classical Opera’s MOZART 250.”
EARLY MUSIC REVIEW
“What Signum Classics’ and Classical Opera’s recording of Il re pastore offers is, simply put, an account of the piece that comes as near to perfection as any performance might ever hope to do.”
VOIX DES ARTS
“These young singers and a period-instrument orchestra – packed with many of the wisest practitioners in the business – deliver uniformly superb interpretations.”
“The series of Mozart operas being recorded under the direction of Classical Opera’s director Ian Page has already established him as one of the most stylishly authoritative interpreters of the composer working today.”
“All credit to Classical Opera for resurrecting a work brimming with delightful music.”
THE EVENING STANDARD