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CHOC to stage Handel's Tamerlano

Handel’s most intense psychological drama, Tamerlano (1724) is presented in a fully staged production by Cambridge Handel Opera Company. It tracks the anguished love of all its characters through an obsessive power-struggle between two intransigent rulers, to a tragic end. See Julian Perkins, CHOC’s Artistic Director, play his arrangement of the first two movements of the overture on a Kirckman harpsichord in Handel’s music room here.

CHOC’s production of Tamerlano was originally due to be staged in April 2020. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the performances have been postponed until April 5, 6, 8 and 9 2022. These will start at 7pm and will take place at The Great Hall, The Leys School, Cambridge. There will also be a Study Afternoon from 2pm to 5pm on April 9.

Details of how to book tickets will be available in Autumn 2021. Please keep checking back for details.


Creative Team

Julian Perkins

Artistic Director

Dionysios Kyropoulos

Stage Director

Trui Malten

Lighting Designer

CHOC mounts productions of Baroque operas that celebrate the fusion of music and the stage, with performances that trust the composer and are not just ‘historically informed’, but ‘historically inspired’. The vibrant synergy in CHOC’s performances between music and stage respects the integrity of the work and conveys its coherence and passion.

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