Bampton Classical Opera’s September performances of Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno 

BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2022 – G F Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno (1707) Performances: 3 September, 7pm: Old Walland, Wadhurst, Sussex, TN5 6LU 11 September, 3pm: Weald Manor, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2HQ 24 September, 4pm: Summer at Breinton, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0RD Libretto: anonymous, English translation by Gilly French Conductor: Julian Perkins Bampton Classical Player This autumn Bampton … Read more

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BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2022 – F J Haydn ‘Fool Moon’ (Il mondo della luna)

Performances:
The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire: Friday 22, Saturday 23 July
Westonbirt School, Glos: Monday 29 August
St John’s Smith Square, London: Friday 16 September

Libretto: Carlo Goldoni
English Translation: Gilly French
Director/Designer: Jeremy Gray
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera (Bampton, Westonbirt)
CHROMA (St John’s Smith Square)

Bampton Classical Opera’s summer 2022 production will be Haydn’s Il mondo della luna. This three act dramma giocosa from 1777 is the best-known of several operatic settings during the second half of the century of a delightfully crazy libretto by Carlo Goldoni.  As Mozart was to do later with Così fan tutte, Haydn was inspired by a bizarre plot of disguise and deception to create a score of ravishing beauty and wit.  How better to persuade an over-protective but gullible father to allow the marriages of his daughters than to persuade him that he has been transported to the moon?

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Bampton Classical Opera Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with Nicolò Isouard’s Cinderella

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BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2018 – 25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

NICOLÒ ISOUARD’s CINDERELLA (CENDRILLON)

Performances:

The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire: FridaySaturday 20, 21 July

The Orangery Theatre, Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire: Monday 27 August

St John’s Smith Square, London: Tuesday 18 September

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Bampton Classical Opera in 2017 features Salieri’s The School of Jealousy

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BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2017 – ANTONIO SALIERI’S THE SCHOOL OF JEALOUSY (La scuola de’ gelosi)

Performances:

The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire: Friday, Saturday 21, 22 July

The Orangery Theatre, Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire: Monday 28 August

St John’s Smith Square, London: Tuesday 12 September

Libretto: Caterino Mazzolà
New English translation: Gilly French and Jeremy Gray
Director: Jeremy Gray
Conductor: Anthony Kraus
Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera (Bampton, Westonbirt)
CHROMA (St John’s Smith Square)

Following highly successful UK premières of Salieri’s Falstaff (in 2003) and Trofonio’s Cave (2015), this summer Bampton Classical Opera will present the first UK performances since the late 18th century of arguably his most popular success: the bitter comedy of marital feuding, The School of Jealousy (La scuola de’ gelosi).  The production will be designed and directed by Jeremy Gray and conducted by Anthony Kraus from Opera North.  The English translation will be by Gilly French and Jeremy Gray.

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