Previous trips/events organised by Cheltenham Opera Society include :

2016-17 Season

 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).

 2015-16 Season

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)

2014-15 Season

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).

2013-14 Season

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

2012-13 Season

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

April - Recital by singers from ETO at St Andrew's, Montpellier St, Cheltenham

April - Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) ETO at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

April - AGM with tea, DVD of Tales of Hoffmann and buffet supper at St Andrew's, Montpellier St, Cheltenham

June - Macbeth (Verdi) at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

July - Falstaff (Salieri) New Chamber Opera at New College, Oxford