Opera

Onegin rehersals by Oxford Opera Society
Heritage, Lifestyle, Music, Opera, Oxford, Oxford University, Oxfordshire

EUGENE ONEGIN

What a phenomenon! Its emotions, unrequited friendship, love, jealousy- that we meet in our life and when we are watching this opera, we can find the part of ourselves.

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The Oxford Opera Society presents Scenes in Concert.
Europe, Events, Going Out, London, Opera, Oxford, Review

The Oxford Opera Society presents Scenes in Concert.

A review by Julia Gasper The Oxford Opera Society put on its inaugural event on Monday 26th November at the Church of St Michael’s at the Northgate. This enterprising group of young musicians have many […]

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Going Out, Opera, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, Theatre

Jersey Boys come to Oxford’s New Theatre in December

Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide. Featuring hit […]

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Prokofiev’s WAR AND PEACE by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford.

A review by Julia Gasper It was a daunting undertaking to make an opera out of Tolstoy’s epic novel, both because of its gigantic scale and its immense reputation and prestige. Prokofiev started it in […]

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Going Out, Music, Opera, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire

   OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL  12 – 27 October 2018

           The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song A celebration of European song will be the focus of the 2018 Oxford Lieder Festival and will showcase the familiar masterpieces of the song repertoire while exploring wider […]

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The Magic Flute at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire
Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Theatre

The Magic Flute at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire

A review by Nicholas Newman For many Mozart’s Magic Flute is connected with the television series Inspector Morse and Young Morse, less so with a fight between good and evil. Though one thing is certain, […]

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Music, Opera, Oxford, Oxford University

Anne Sofie von Otter at the Sheldonian Theatre

  A review by Nicholas Newman As part of the Oxford Festival of the Arts, I saw last night at the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of […]

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Art, Lifestyle, London, Opera, Paris

Notes on getting a job as an opera singer

By Nicholas Newman Here is a list of useful links about getting a job as an opera singer. Key qualities needed by an opera singer “Great personal performance in audition.. well groomed and presented. Good […]

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Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review

FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janáček.

Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford. A review by Julia Gasper     The Czech composer Leos Janáček based this opera on Dostoevsky’s dark novel written after his own personal experience of life – […]

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Opera, Oxford, Theatre

Tchaikowsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Julia Gasper reviews How fortunate we are in Oxford to be visited by the Welsh National Opera with its exciting series of new productions to cheer us up in the dreary days of November. None […]

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