A night at the Opera at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre

A review of Oxford Millennium Orchestra

OMO at the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Last Friday night, the Oxford Millennium Orchestra performed at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre a series of pieces from various well know operas including Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Magic Flute, and Bizet’s Carmen, under the baton of conductor David Hume.

As for the performance, the first part of the concert, the choice of music would have been perfect for those needing help to fall asleep, while the second half was ideal for those needing to wake up in the morning. I especially liked the performance by Lila Chrisp in the two Carmen opera duets, which was packed full of passion and excitement. Also, I appreciated the “Meistersingers Overture” by R. Wagner, which enjoyed the exceptional acoustics of the Sheldonian Theatre designed by Christopher Wren, the architect behind St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London.

It  would also have helped if there had been an announcer to introduce each of the pieces and the performers

It was a pleasant way to spend a summer evening out.

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