Bampton Classical Opera 2022: Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno

This autumn Bampton Classical Opera will be giving performances of Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, one of his most extended and loveliest cantatas, at venues in Sussex, Oxfordshire and Surrey.  Also known…

Bampton Classical Opera to perform Haydn’s Il mondo della luna

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…

Bampton Classical Opera 2021 Young Singers’ Competition – winner announced

Bampton Classical Opera is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2021 Young Singers’ Competition is Australian soprano Cassandra Wright.  The second prize has been awarded to soprano Jessica Cale.  The winner of the…

Gluck’s Paris and Helen: Bampton Classical Opera at St John’s Smith Square

Greek heroes are not unaccustomed to squaring up to the whims of gods and fortune, but in bringing Christoph Willibald Gluck’s account of the elopement of Paris, son of King…

Bampton Classical Opera celebrate a Gluck anniversary this summer

BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2021Christoph Willibald Gluck, Paris and Helen (1770) – 250th anniversary production Performances:The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire: Friday 23, Saturday 24 JulyThe Orangery Theatre, Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire: Monday 30 AugustSt John’s Smith Square,…

Music fit for an Emperor: Bampton Classical Opera at St John’s Smith Square

It’s a brave company that celebrates the return of live performance with an opera titled La corona, but ambitious, innovative and imaginative describe Bampton Classical Opera perfectly, and it was…

Bampton Classical Opera 2021 Season Announcement

Bampton Classical Opera’s 2021 season develops a particular Bampton interest in the inexplicably neglected works by one of the most significant 18th century operatic masters, CW Gluck.  In The Crown,…