Welcome to the New Chamber Opera Studio Recital Series which is held on Fridays at 1.15 pm during term time in New College Ante-Chapel. The recital series has been running since 1994 and offers singers across the University and beyond the opportunity to perform a short programme in a relaxed atmosphere.
Week 1 – 29 April Ben Watkins Week 2 – 6 May Amy Higgins Week 3 – 13 May Jessie Edgar Week 4 – 20 May Theo Nisbett Week 5 – 27 May Dónal McCann – Cancelled Week 6 – 3 June Lois Heslop Week 7 – 10 June Clara Wittmann Week 8 – 17 June Anna Townsend
Domenico Cimarosa, Le astuzie femminili (Feminine Shrewdness) 1794
29 June (Preview), 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 July 2022.
Feminine Shrewdness (performed in English) is the perfect opera for summer; a lighted-hearted look at the difficulties created for the orphan Bellina and her ward Don Romualdo by Bellina’s father’s impossible will; this provides her with a large dowery, but only if she should marry the crude and cowardly Don Gianpaolo Lasagna. All the action flows from attempts to rescue Bellina from her cruel fate and includes two characters who disguise themselves as Hussars, while wildly speaking broken German.
As always, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Summer Opera. However, please note that due to the changing COVID19 situation, the organisation and management of the event and venues are subject to change.
Timings: 6.00pm drinks 6.30pm Act I 7.45pm Picnic Interval 9.00pm; Acts II and III 10.30pm Curtain down
Performances will be dedicated as follows:
29 June (Preview) New Chamber Opera Book Tickets here: TicketSource
2 July New College Development Office
3 July Oxford Friends of Welsh National Opera Download Form and Book Tickets here: Booking Form Enquiries to Bernadette Whittington 07813 907466