Production History

Below is a list of productions undertaken by New Chamber Opera. There may be further details on recent productions by visiting our Summer Opera and Studio Productions archive pages.

University / Studio Productions

These are undertaken by New Chamber Opera with undergraduates or graduates who are looking to gain operatic experience.

Staged Productions

Benjamin Britten Curlew River 1991
G P Telemann Pimpinone 1991
Giancarlo Menotti The Telephone 1991
Samuel Barber A Hand of Bridge 1991
Tom Johnson The Four Note Opera 1991
Benjamin Britten The Burning Fiery Furnace 1992
Benjamin Britten The Prodigal Son 1993
Joseph Haydn La Canterina 1993
Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire 1994
Peter Maxwell Davies Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot 1994
W A Mozart The Impresario 1994
Tom Johnson The Four Note Opera (revival) 1994
William Walton Facade 1994
Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King 1994
John Gay The Beggar’s Opera 1995
Harrison Birtwistle Down by the Greenwood Side 1995
Giles Swayne Le Nozze di Cherubino 1996
Michael Nyman The Man who mistook his wife for a Hat 1996
G B Pergolesi La Serva Padrona 1997
G B Pergolesi The Music Master 1997
Henry Purcell King Arthur 1998
Thomas Arne The Masque of Alfred 1998
Benjamin Britten Curlew River (new production) 1998
W A Mozart Bastien und Bastienne 1999
G F Handel Orlando 2000
G Rossini Il Signor Bruschino 2001
Walton The Bear 2002
Stravinsky Renard 2002
Opera Workshop 2002
T A Arne Thomas & Sally 2003
John Caldwell The Story of Orpheus 2004
Henry Purcell Dido & Aeneas 2004
John Blaw 2005
Opera Workshop Venus & Adonis 2005

Oratorios and Non-Staged Productions

G F Handel Il trionfo del Tempo 1997
G F Handel Parnasso in Festa 1997
Benjamin Britten The Canticles 1998
G F Handel Apollo und Hyacinthus 1999
G F Handel Solomon 2002
G F Handel Acis & Galatea 2003
G F Handel Semele 2004
G F Handel Jeptha 2005
G F Handel Theodora 2006

Ensemble Productions

New Chamber Opera Ensemble productions are the Company’s professional productions which take place during July each year. The recordings described above are also undertaken by the ensemble, as are many of the Company’s concerts.

Staged Productions

Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas 1990
Domenico Cimarosa Il Matrimonio Segreto 1992
G B Pergolesi Lo Frate ‘nnamorato 1993
G F Handel Orlando 1994
G F Handel Orlando (revival) 1995
Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas (new production) 1995
Domenico Cimarosa Il Matrimonio Segreto (revival) 1996
W A Mozart Così fan tutte 1997
G F Handel Xerxes 1998
Benjamin Britten Turn of the Screw 1999
W A Mozart The Marriage of Figaro 2000
G F Handel Amadigi 2001
Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas 2002
W. A. Mozart La Finta Giardiniera 2003
Stradella Il Trespolo Tutore 2004
W. A. Mozart La Finta Semplice 2005
Maxwell Davies The Medium 2005
Haydn La Canterina 2006
Rossini Le Comte Ory 2006

Oratorios and Non-Staged Productions

J S Bach Easter Oratorio 1998
Benedetto Marcello The Four Seasons 1998