1769: A Year in Music
Book now for our annual retrospective of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago, featuring star soprano Chiara Skerath and BBC New Generation Artist James Newby.
Christmas Matched Giving
Help to support our exciting projects in 2019 and beyond. Every donation received before 31 January will be doubled, at no extra cost to you, meaning that £20 could become £50 with gift aid!
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