Previous trips/events organised by Cheltenham Opera Society include :
Opera trips to Kovanshchina (Mussorgsky) WNO; Dardanus (Rameau), Giulio Cesare (Handel) ETO; La Forza del Destino (Verdi) WNO; Don Giovanni (Mozart) WNO; The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) ETO; Il Tbarro & Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) ETO; Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Falstaff (Verdi), Capriccio (Richard Strauss), The Skating Rink (David Samuel and Rory Mullarkey) all Garsington Opera; Cinderella (Isouard) Bampton Classical Opera.
Recital: Welsh International Academy of Voice (the tenth anniversary celebration for COS).
DVDs of Kroll Roger (Szymanovski); The Tsarina's Slippers (Tchaikovsky); Billy Budd (Britten); La Rondine (Puccini).
There were two talks by Simon Rees and a joint meeting with the Cheltenham Music Festival Society at which Jeremy Carnall spoke on conducting opera.
Opera trips to The Parisian Painter (Cimarosa) New Chamber Opera, Oxford, July; Garsington Opera, June and July; Bampton Classical Opera, Westonbirt, August; Macbeth (Verdi) WNO September; Ulysses Homecoming (Monteverdi), La Calisto (Cavalli), Xerxes (Handel) ETO, Malvern, October; Partenope (Handel) ENO, March; Tosca (Puccini), Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan) ETO, Cheltenham, Cheltenham, April.
Recital, ETO, April.
Talks by Simon Rees (twice) and Robert Padgett.
DVDs of The Nose (Shostakovitch); The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek); War and Peace (Prokoviev); Otello (Rossini).
Opera trips to I Puritani (Bellini) WNO October; Pelleas and Melisande (Debussy). The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach), Werther (Massenet) ETO October; The Force of Destiny (Verdi) ENO November; The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) WNO January; Pia De' Tolomei (Donizetti) Don Giovanni (Mozart) Iphigenie en Tauris (Gluck) ETO April; Garsington Opera and New Chamber Opera (Oxford) (June-July)
Recital ETO April
Talks by Simon Rees
DVDs of Die Tote Stadt (Korngold) Ernani (Verdi) Matilde di Shabran (Rossini) Norma (Bellini) Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Opera trips to: William Tell (Rossini) WNO September; Life on the Moon (Haydn), Ottone (Handel) ETO, November; The Siege of Calais (Donizetti) ETO, November; The Siege of Calais (Donizetti) Il Furioso al Isola di San Domenigo (Donizetti) La Boheme (Puccini) ETO, April; Pelleas and Melisande WNO, May; Garsington Opera and New Chamber Opera (Oxford), June-July.
Recital: ETO, April.
Talks: by Simon Rees (2); P. J. Harris; J. Walker.
DVDs: The Death of Klinghoffer (John Adams) October; Les Pecheurs de Perles (Bizet) December; Semiramide (Rossini) February; and DVDs on the life of Maria Callas (May).
Opera trips to: Anna Bolena (Donizetti) WNO, September; Agrippina (Handel), The Coronation of Poppea (Monteverdi), Jason (Cavalli) ETO, October; Boulevard Solitude (Henze) WNO, February; Bunyan (Britten), King Priam (Tippet), The Magic Flute (Mozart), ETO, April; Nabucco (Verdi) WNO, May; Garsington Opera and New Chamber Opera (Oxford), June-July.
Recital: ETO, April
Talks: by Simon Rees (3); Robert Padgett (2); James Conway.
DVDs: Stiffelio (Verdi) December; Death in Venice (Britten) February
September --Simon Rees (WNO) talk on Jeptha and Lulu
October - Jeptha WNO at Millennium Centre Cardiff; ETO talk on The Lighthouse, Albert Herring, and The Emperor of Atlantis; Chairman's talk on Duets.
November - The Lighthouse, Albert Herring, and The Emperor of Atlantis ETO at Theatre Royal Bath and Malvern.
December - Festive evening with dvd of Il Viaggio a Reims (Rossini)
January - Chairman's talk on The Minotaur (Birtwistle) and The Minotaur at ROH
February - Lulu (Berg) WNO at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff and Medea (Charpentier) at ROH. DVD of Linda di Chamonix (Donizetti)
March -Simon Rees (WNO) talk on Lohengrin and ETO talk on their May programme in Cheltenham
April - AGM with DVD of The Magic Flute (Mozart) and buffet supper
May - ETO at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: Simon Boccanegra (Verdi); The Siege of Calais (Donizetti); Cosi Fan Tutti (Mozart); Recital by ETO singers. Lohengrin (Wagner) WNO at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
June - Garsington Opera, Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
July - Performance by New Chamber Opera at New College, Oxford
April - La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart) ETO at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre