News & Reviews

3rd March 2016

Soprano Gemma Summerfield, winner of the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Award, recently became a Classical Opera Associate Artist. She makes her full company début as Berenice in Jommelli’s Il Vologeso in April. When did you realise you wanted to be an opera singer? Really, I’ve fallen into opera. At school singing was just a hobby to […]

3rd March 2016

Ian Page looks forward to our latest UK premiére, Jommelli’s Il Vologeso, on 28 April at Cadogan Hall. Niccolò Jommelli was born in Aversa, near Naples, on 10 September 1714 and died on 25 August 1774. Largely forgotten now, he was one of the most celebrated composers of his day, and during a career which […]

8th February 2016

Classical Opera’s Christmas and New Year Matched Giving Appeal closed on 31 January, and we are delighted to confirm that a total of £63,266 has been raised through a combination of donations and matched funding. All proceeds will provide a vital contribution towards our projects in 2016. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has […]

15th December 2015

  (Editor’s Choice, Gramophone) “A superb set of soloists head up a quite delightful performance of Mozart’s early opera, under the inspired baton of Ian Page.” Martin Cullingford, Gramophone November 2015 “There have been some engaging recordings – Marriner (Philips), Harnoncourt (Teldec) and Wentz (Brilliant) – but it is hard to imagine hearing another performance […]

10th December 2015

Ian Page looks forward to the launch of the second year of MOZART 250 at Wigmore Hall on 19 January. During the first half of this year, the launch of our ground-breaking MOZART 250 incorporated music by over twenty composers, from Abel to Sacchini, Philidor to Rush, including the first in-depth musical survey of Mozart’s […]


Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe

28 March 2019, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, London

Gluck: Bauci e Filemone / Orfeo

29 May 2019, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre

Gluck: Bauci e Filemone / Orfeo

31 May 2019, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre

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