News & Reviews

15th May 2018 |

Artistic Director Ian Page looks forward to our forthcoming production of Mozart’s La finta semplice, which marks the culmination of a memorable 20th anniversary season: Expectations are high for our performances of Mozart’s La finta semplice, and rightly so. We have assembled a wonderful international cast for this project, and the opera itself remains undervalued […]

8th May 2018 |

Ian Page and the Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann performed a stunning aria from Mozart’s first full-length opera La finta semplice on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 6 May.  If you missed the show it is available to watch again on BBC iPlayer here.

3rd May 2018 |

2 June 2018, 19:30, Birmingham Town Hall 6 & 8 June 2018, 19:00, Queen Elizabeth Hall “I have decided all at once to chance something quite extraordinary; namely, he shall write an opera for the theatre – and what do you think, what kind of uproar has arisen privately among the composers? – what? – […]

21st February 2018 |

We are pleased to announce that the exciting young Austrian mezzo-soprano Sophie Rennert will sing the role of Giacinta in Classical Opera’s performances of Mozart’s La finta semplice at Birmingham Town Hall (2 June) and the Queen Elizabeth Hall (6 & 8 June). She replaces the originally advertised Emily Edmonds, who has had to withdraw […]

16th February 2018 |

The lazy, uninquisitive assumption is always that neglected works of the past have been forgotten with good reason, but one of the many things I love about my job is the opportunity to show that this is often not the case. Already this season we have performed works by Gluck, Hasse, Jommelli and Giardini which […]


1769: A Year in Music

29 January 2019, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre

Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe

28 March 2019, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, London

Gluck: Bauci e Filemone / Orfeo

29 & 31 May 2019, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre
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