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Tag: Classical Music, Opera & Ballet

Browse our growing guide to the best Classical Music Concerts, Opera & Ballet events and festivals in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Sir András Schiff in recital

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

As a prelude to the 25th Anniversary of the Oxford Piano Festival, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra presents the Festival’s President, Sir András Schiff, in recital at the Sheldonian Theatre.

£15.00 – £48.00

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets, including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes.

From £13.00

Ellen Kent’s Aida

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, is a tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames.

From £13.00

St Matthew Passion

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by Oxfordshire choirs and front-rank soloists for this Passiontide performance under The Queen’s College’s Owen Rees.

£15.00 – £48.00

American Journey with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra 

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Between them, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber defined the orchestral sound of America in the first half of the 20th century. But plenty of gems of American music remain undiscovered. 

£15.00 – £48.00

The Creation with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

In the building where Haydn received his Oxford doctorate, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by soloists and the Choir of Merton College for Haydn’s most inspired ‘creation’.

£15.00 – £48.00

French Pastoral with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Nicolò Foron conducts it here alongside more beauteous music from France and Britten’s sparkling setting of French poetry, Les Illuminations

£15.00 – £48.00

Enigma Variations with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Elgar’s dazzling, virtuosic orchestral showpiece comes after his acerbic, embittered and sorrowful Cello Concerto written in less happy times, and the rediscovered gem that is Morfydd Llwyn Owen’s sumptuous Nocturne.

£15.00 – £48.00

The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Featuring new compositions by Afghan composers living in exile, this concert celebrates the rich history of traditional Afghan music at a time when making music in Afghanistan is forbidden.

£10.00 – £30.00

Swan Lake by English Youth Ballet

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

This powerful new adaptation of one of the world’s most cherished classical ballets stars English Youth Ballet’s international principals and talented young dancers from the local area.

From £16.90

Bruckner Seven with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

For this culmination of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s season at the Sheldonian Theatre, Marios Papadopoulos conducts Bruckner’s symphony here after Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2

£10.00 – £54.00

Welsh National Opera – Candide

New Theatre Oxford 24-26 George Street, Oxford

Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is a supercharged wild ride in which 18th-century France crashes into 20th-century post-war America.

From £13.00

Oxford Piano Festival 2023

Oxford City Centre Oxford City Centre, Oxford

The Oxford Piano Festival is nine days of piano festivities, with a packed schedule of masterclasses and concerts from top names in the piano world.