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CUOS organises and supports all kinds of opera-related activities: staged productions, concerts, masterclasses, workshops, recitals, trips and education projects.
By combining such a range of skills and interests (music, theatre, design and administration), opera offers great opportunities to all sorts of people. For many students, opera projects are the most ambitious and collaborative things they do while in Cambridge, and few student activities are ultimately so rewarding or memorable.
Notable alumni include David Atherton, Mark Elder, David Pountney, Julia Hollander, Michael Chance and Andrew Kennedy. Since 2004, our large-scale productions have included The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Die Fledermaus (Strauss) and three major twentieth-century works: The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky) and The Turn of the Screw (Britten) and The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek). We have also fostered contemporary operatic composition in Cambridge in the form of Shakespeare Deranged (2006) and Three Portraits of Nero (2007). Our 2013 Michaelmas production is The Magic Flute (Mozart) and we also have a rolling programme of recitals and opera trips throughout the year. This a great time to get involved!
Membership of CUOS only costs £5 and is open to everyone, both performers and participants; Cambridge University members and the general public. The society's website advertises future events and carries a wealth of information on past productions.
To get involved or for any questions email Lucy, CUOS President, firstname.lastname@example.org.