New Term of Opera Lectures in Chiswick Begins

Ross Alley's talks commence with two sessions on Verdi's Aida

The Chiswick Memorial Club. Picture: Facebook

The Autumn term of the opera lectures given by Ross Alley is due to commence.

The first talk will be part of a two-part series on Verdi’s Aida to coincide with a new production at Covent Garden due to be staged this month.

Ross Alley was, for many years, a music lecturer for Birkbeck College (University of London). He has also given numerous guest lectures for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, the Wagner Society, the Gustav Mahler Society, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, and The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS).

Ross Alley is a former music lecturer at Birkbeck
Ross Alley is a former music lecturer at Birkbeck

The talks take place on Thursday afternoons from 2.00-4.00pm at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, W4 2EL.

The cost of entry is £10.00 per talk which you can pay at the door.


Programme for Autumn Season
Date Opera Composer
15 September Aida – Part 1 (Royal Opera House) Verdi
22 September Aida – Part 2 (Royal Opera House) Verdi
6 October Agrippina (English Touring Opera) Handel
13 October Medea (MET relay) Cherubini
27 October Orfeo ed Eurydice (Chelsea Opera Group) Gluck
3 November Alcina (Royal Opera House) Handel
10 November Armida (anniversary of premiere) Rossini
17 November Tosca – Part 1 (Royal Opera House) Puccini
24 November Tosca – Part 2 (Royal Opera House) Puccini
1 December The Nutcracker ballet (Royal Opera House) Tchaikovsky
8 December In Memoriam: Maria Ewing various
15 December The Magic Flute (Royal Opera House) Mozart



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September 7, 2022