ISIS Chamber Orchestra

Forthcoming Performances

These are the available details for our future concerts and other performances.

ISIS Chamber Orchestra, with Heritage Opera

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Donizetti - The Elixir of Love

Date: Saturday 6th July 2024
Venue: St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Rd, Oxford
Conductor: Chris Gill

The professional touring company Heritage Opera makes its debut appearance at SJE with Donizetti's comic masterpiece “The Elixir of Love”, semi-staged and sung in English, and accompanied by the Isis Chamber Orchestra. This wonderful opera is jam-packed with memorable tunes, including the famous tenor aria "Una furtiva lagrima".

In rural England, early 1940s, land girl Adina is pursued by two would-be suitors: the simple-minded Home Guard volunteer Nemorino and the cocky Sergeant Belcore. When the spiv "doctor" Dulcamara visits the village with his miracle cures, Nemorino asks if he has an "Elixir of Love". Ever the salesman, Dulcamara repurposes a bottle of cheap wine to the credulous Nemorino. But then, magically, the "Elixir of Love" seems to have its desired effect...

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Dates of Future Performances

Saturday 6th July 2024
Saturday 28th September 2024
Saturday 15th February 2025
Saturday 10th May 2025