Richmond Opera, based in West London, presents one fully-staged opera and one major concert a year, along with a variety of smaller informal events including members’ concerts and one-off performances. We are an inclusive community group which welcomes amateurs and aspiring professionals. We are led by professionals and our members include singers, dancers and orchestral players as well as those involved in back-stage production.
We aim for the highest musical and performance standards, holding internal and external auditions for key solo roles although, whenever possible, we cast existing members in solo roles. Anyone is welcome to join the chorus and also be considered for solo roles.
Formerly Isleworth Baroque, we generally perform 17th and 18th century works in our main Autumn productions, especially Handel, Purcell, the great French baroque composers and Mozart. Other concerts can range from early music to Gilbert and Sullivan and 20th century songs from the shows.
Our Musical Director is Lindsay Bramley, a professional conductor and opera singer. We are very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director Ruth Knight for our Autumn production. Ruth has worked on projects at the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera Holland Park and the Royal Academy of Music,
Acis and Galatea by Handel.
Don Quixote and the Duchess by Boismortier.
Richmond Opera present an opera double-bill of Handel’s tale of tragic love, Acis and Galatea, and Boismortier’s comedy Don Quixote and the Duchess. Sung in English, Boismortier’s little-known opera follows his ‘trials’ at the hands of his hostess and friends. Both operas will be staged with full Baroque orchestra.
Tickets are £15. Call 0333 1212 300 or book online.