Chelsea Opera Group - London
26 September 2017

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Nabucco

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 2

In the title-role David Kempster gave a trenchant account of the over-confident King
19 Jun 17 / Classical Source
A satisfying evening
19 Jun 17 / Planet Hugill
Samson et Dalila

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 4

This performance was blessed with two extremely strong singers in the title roles
22 Mar 17 / Music OMH
Versión de concierto de Samson et Dalila en el Cadogan Hall de Londres
22 Mar 17 / Opera World (Spanish)
As Dalila, Claudia Huckle displayed astonishing mastery of this fantastic siren role
21 Mar 17 / Classical Source
Thrilling moments from a youthful cast in Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila
20 Mar 17 / Planet Hugill
Le Comte Ory

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 3

Nuns on the run: laughs aplenty in Chelsea Opera's Le Comte Ory
27 Jun 16 / Bachtrack
Rossini's Le Comte Ory makes a rare appearance in London
27 Jun 16 / Planet Hugill
All in all this was hugely enjoyable
26 Jun 16 / Classical Source
Il Trovatore

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 2

At it hammer and tongs
2 Mar 16 / Bachtrack
Gripping, high drama in Chelsea Opera Group’s Il Trovatore
2 Mar 16 / Seen and Heard
Das Liebesverbot

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 5

Chelsea Opera Group make the case for Wagner flop
29 Oct 15 / The Guardian
A triumph for the Chelsea Opera Group
28 Oct 15 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Chelsea Opera Group offers a rare chance to hear Wagner’s early Das Liebesverbot
27 Oct 15 / Seen and Heard
Overall, this was a stimulating and hugely enjoyable evening of (re-)discovery
27 Oct 15 / Classical Source
A Wagner rarity with no wine, no women and no carnival!
27 Oct 15 / Bachtrack
Ernani

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 6

In the title role Gwyn Hughes Jones asserted his tenor voice to produce a broad, expansive sound
7 Jul 15 / Music OMH
Ernani en Londres: una sorpresa agradable
7 Jul 15 / Beckmesser
Sweltering heat, Spanish passions
6 Jul 15 / Bachtrack
Gwyn Hughes Jones dominated a rip-roaringly good concert revival of Verdi’s cult thriller
6 Jul 15 / The Guardian
Chelsea Opera Group’s spirited Ernani
6 Jul 15 / Seen and Heard
In the title-role Gwyn Hughes Jones gave full rein to his bright ringing tenor
5 Jul 15 / Classical Source
Le Roi de Lahore

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 6

Chelsea Opera puts on memorable performance of neglected Massenet opera
7 Mar 15 / Seen and Heard
Michael Spyres as Alim revealed a brilliantly full and rounded tenor sound that was tempered by lightness
4 Mar 15 / Music OMH
Hurrah for Chelsea Opera group, performing another rarely heard piece
4 Mar 15 / Opera Britannia
To Paradise and back: a thrilling Le Roi de Lahore from Chelsea Opera Group
3 Mar 15 / Bachtrack
Voluptuous drama in a fantasy orient
3 Mar 15 / The Guardian
Michael Spyres demonstrated he has few equals in French music of this romantic period
3 Mar 15 / Classical Source
Cristina, Regina di Svezia

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 2

One queen is much like another in so-called “historical” Italian early to mid 19th-century opera
10 Nov 14 / The Arts Desk
Cristina, Regina di Svezia emerges as an interesting point in operatic history
10 Nov 14 / Classical Source
Stiffelio

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 2

Chelsea Opera Group’s excellent revival of rare Verdi
16 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
Stiffelio was one of the very few Verdi operas yet to be given by Chelsea Opera Group
11 Jun 14 / Classical Source
I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 2

Chelsea Opera Group delivered a very strong concert performance
21 Mar 14 / Music OMH
This high-voltage concert revival of Bellini's version of Romeo and Juliet was one of the group's finest achievements
19 Mar 14 / The Guardian
Alzira

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 6

Chelsea Opera Group's concert performance of Verdi's much-maligned Alzira placed the emphasis on raw emotion and vocal thrills
5 Jun 13 / The Guardian
The line-up of soloists was strong
5 Jun 13 / Music OMH
Unjust neglect? Chelsea Opera Group makes a good case for Verdi's Alzira
4 Jun 13 / Bachtrack
Chelsea Opera Group exhumes a forgettable early Verdi opera
4 Jun 13 / Seen and Heard
Even Verdi dismissed his eighth opera, Alzira, as a dreadful mistake, but it's not as bad as all that
4 Jun 13 / Telegraph
It richly deserves a staging
4 Jun 13 / Opera Britannia
Die Feen

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 6

Chelsea Opera Group should be praised for bringing this work to public attention
21 Mar 13 / Music OMH
A thoroughly rewarding curiosity
21 Mar 13 / The Guardian
Chelsea Opera Group exhumes a Wagner rarity with mixed results
20 Mar 13 / Seen and Heard
An enjoyable and often enthralling evening
19 Mar 13 / Classical Source
The 20-year-old Wagner's uninspired but ambitious first opera strongly cast and conducted
19 Mar 13 / The Arts Desk
The ambition behind presenting a Wagnerian rarity is to be welcomed
19 Mar 13 / Opera Britannia
Don Quichotte

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 2

Robert Lloyd here fulfilled a long-held ambition by taking the rewarding title-role in London for the first time
29 Nov 12 / Classical Source
Robert Lloyd's portrayal was superbly thought through, vividly capturing his grandeur and despair
27 Nov 12 / The Guardian
Maria Padilla

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 2

Outstanding performances from Miricioiu and Cornetti
30 May 12 / Musical Criticism
Nelly Miricioiu sings title role in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla
29 May 12 / Seen and Heard
La Forza del Destino

Chelsea Opera Group


No. of reviews: 1

An exciting concert performance
26 Mar 12 / Musical Pointers
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News & Articles

Chelsea Opera Group announces 2009-10 season
La traviata with Nelly Miricioiu, Gluck's 1776 version of Alceste and Rossini's Guillaume Tell.
24 Jun 2009 / Musical Criticism
Chairman of the Chelsea Opera Group retires
The 1857 Boccanegra replaces William Tell, while Donizetti's La favorite and Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur complete the 08-09 season.
14 Oct 2008 / Musical Criticism