News & Reviews
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 […]
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.
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? – […]
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 […]
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 […]