Michaelmas Term 2017
CUOS are pleased to announce that there will be two Michaelmas shows in October and November 2017, in addition to the return of the popular gala concert! See below for details of each event.
7.00pm, Thu 16th November
Emmanuel College Old Library
We warmly invite you to join Cambridge University Opera Society for a showcase of our finest singing talent after the success of our first gala evening last year.
After drinks and canapés at 7pm in the beautiful surroundings of Emmanuel College Old Library, the gala will begin in the Queen’s Building at 8pm. Students past and present, accompanied by Edward Reeve, will perform operatic ensemble and solo favourites ranging from Handel to Verdi and Mozart to Puccini.
Tickets (£35) are currently available to book on eventbrite.co.uk. The costs of funding this gala have been generously covered by an anonymous donor, ensuring that all money raised go directly to support the work of the society in putting on more first-class productions in future.
The Society is grateful to our president Dame Fiona Reynolds for hosting the evening.
Radamisto :: Handel
8.00pm, Fri 27th October
2.30pm & 8.00pm, Saturday 28th October
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Radamisto is one of Handel’s finest opera seria works and one of his better known operatic works. As yet unperformed by CUOS, this memorable opera will be performed in the atmospheric settings of Trinity College Chapel.
Music Director: Luke Fitzgerald
Director: Tom Stell
An audition pack for students can be found here so make sure you've signed up now!
Check back soon for more detailed information on this event!
11.00pm, Wed 8th - Sat 11th November
ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Emerging from the silence, a voice resonates. Death warns Sāvitri that the time of her dear husband Satyavān has come. Armed with compassion, wisdom, and the sheer power of love, Sāvitri engages Death in a battle to claim her husband. But can one woman outwit even Death?
Based on an episode from the ancient Sanskrit epic, the Mahābhārata, this tale of human passion and spiritual devotion is given a stunning and evocative musical soundscape by the English composer Gustav Holst.
Music Director: Naomi Woo
Director: Judith Lebiez
Tickets (£5, £6, £7) now available for purchase from the ADC box office; Tel: 01223 300085.
Lent Term 2018
The CUOS Mainshow will take place from the 22nd to 24th February 2018. Stay tuned to find out just which opera will grace the West Road Concert Hall stage next year!