Opera Classics 15th August

Opera Classics

Saturday 15th August  7.30pm at the  Sheldonian Theatre

Anna Rajah, soprano

Oxford Proms Orchestra, conductor John Traill

Opera star Anna Rajah will sing the two spectacular Queen of the Night arias from Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflote”, The Magic Flute plus “Casta Diva” from Bellini’s Norma and Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro”  O My Beloved Papa.

Our programme includes orchestral interludes from famous operas and Mozart’s divine adagio from the clarinet concerto played by our principal clarinettist Lucy Downer which follows the celebrated Queen of the Night’s “Der Holle Rache” Hell’s Revenge, possibly the most famous opera aria beyond the reach of most singers and a dramatic expression of anger beyond words.


Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                         Handel

“O Zittre Nicht”  Queen of the Night aria           Mozart

Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo            Gluck     ( Celia Redgate – flute)

“Der Holle Rache” Queen of the Night aria         Mozart

Adagio from  Clarinet Concerto                        Mozart   ( Lucy Downer – clarinet )


Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana               Mascagni

Casta Diva from the opera Norma                    Bellini

Meditation from Thais                                    Massenet   (Edmund Jones – violin)

O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi          Puccini

Symphony No 31 in D major K 297 (Paris)         Mozart






Tickets £38,£28,£18,£10  under 12 years free with adult.

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Photographs of Mami Shikimori by Andres Landino

Photograph of Sheldonian concert by Bernard Mattimore

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