Sat 3 Mar, Wesley Memorial Church
Although there has been a Methodist presence in New Inn Hall Street since 1783, the present church was built in 1878. To celebrate the centenary in 1978, the interior of the church was re-ordered replacing the pews on the ground floor with chairs. As a result, we have been able to use this space not only for worship but also for concerts, plays and musicals, art exhibitions and public meetings. Recent events have included BBC Songs of Praise (Easter 2011) and a series of concerts by the Oxford Sinfonia in 2012. Concerts in 2013 have included the Oxford Gospel Choir, the Oxford University Brass Band, The Starfire Singers from Los Altos Methodist Church in California performing Justix, The Moonrakers Folk Group and a Piano Recital by Alexander Ardakov.
Facilities: Toilets, disabled access, rehearsal rooms, refreshments (no alcohol) sometimes available if provided by promoter. No parking facilities.
New Inn Hall Street,
Oxford Opera Company presents Puccini's classic story of passion, power, jealousy and revenge in a company premiere concert performance. International soprano, Lee Bisset sings the title role she has sung all over the world, leading a cast of professional principals.
Accompanied by the city-based Oxford Chamber Orchestra under the leadership of Neil Farrow and, as part of the vision for Oxford Opera, featuring a chorus made up of students from Oxford City's University, Colleges and Local Schools.
Floria Tosca - Lee Bisset
Mario Cavaradossi - Stephen Aviss
Baron Scarpia - Stuart Pendred
Angelotti - Matthew Tomko
Sacristan - Malcolm Rivers
Spoletta - Andrew Rees
Sciarrone - Nick Fowler
Jailer - Matthew Tomko
Young Shepherd - TBC
*In the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances, the management reserve the right to announce changes to the cast without prejudice to tickets already purchased for the concert and will offer no refund.
Duration: 2 Hours 20 Minutes with interval
Not suitable for babies or young children.
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.