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Address:New Chamber Opera
4 Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TA  
Tel:+44 1865 281 966
Michael BurdenDirector of productions
Gary CooperMusical Director
Company type Repertoire Season Location
Opera company Baroque/contemporary All Oxford based
New Chamber Opera was founded in 1990 by Michael Burden and Gary Cooper to work in the fields of chamber opera and music theatre. Its productions include Handel's Orlando, Amadigi, Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Tom Johnson's The 4-Note Opera, and a complete cycle of Britten's Church Parables. Its resident baroque orchestra is The Band of Instruments. With its contemporary music ensemble Phoenix, it has performed major pieces of twentieth-century music theatre including Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King, Vessalii Icones, Notre Dames des Fleurs and Miss Donnithornes Maggot and Harrison Birtwistle's Down By the Greenwood Side. The company has a particular commitment to young singers, and aside from its professional commitments, stages two student productions and a recital series of twenty four concerts in which they take part. The company's Singing Patron is James Bowman.

The whole project feels and sounds like a fully committed team effort. The message of this review is, simply, go out and get it
Early Music Review

 EVENTS, by date
Handel: Il pastor fido
 3, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13 Jul: Oxford, New College, Warden's Garden
 PAST EVENTS, by title
- 2019 -
Handel: Xerxes
Oxford, New College, Antechapel: 25, 26 Jan
- 2018 -
Haydn: Lo speziale
Oxford, New College, Antechapel: 18, 19 Nov
- 2017 -
Handel: The Choice of Hercules
Oxford, New College, Antechapel: 7 Jun

Paisiello: The Barber of Seville
Oxford, New College, The Warden's Garden: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15 Jul