Early music vocal ensemble

Theatron Oneiron

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Early music vocal ensemble
Theatron Oneiron is an early opera and early music production company, founded by current and former students of the University of Oxford.

Theatron Oneiron is an early opera and early music production company, founded and run by current and former students of the University of Oxford, and one of the leading student-run opera companies specialising in early opera in the South-East of England. In 2016, Theatron Oneiron presented Monteverdi’s earliest opera, L’Orfeo, in a fully staged production (St Mary's, Guildford; July 2016), with an international cast featuring current and former singers from a range of the leading conservatoires of Britain and Europe, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Hochschüle fur Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, and Royal College of Music, Stockholm. Currently based in Oxford, Theatron Oneiron regularly puts on high-standard concerts around the city and seeks to bridge the divide common in early music performance between performance of consort and musico-dramatic works, by combining solo, dramatic and consort works across its projects. Notable performances in Oxford to date have included a programme of Monteverdi and Cavalli laments (entitled "'Ahi doglia, ahi pianto!': imagining lament in early opera"), selections from late fifteenth-century and early sixteenth-century Flemish and English polyphony, and Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres. Theatron Oneiron's next concert is on Thursday 8th March at the Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford, where our programme will explore the pleasures of love in the music of Monteverdi, through a soirée-style selection of uplifting solo songs and arias, intimately enthralling chamber duets, and passionate semi-staged opera scenes, interspersed with five-voice madrigals. Theatron Oneiron's very exciting schedule for the upcoming year, is due to be published shortly. The name Theatron Oneiron, meaning "Theatre of Dreams", derives from Renaissance performance theories about Visions and the theatre of the mind (whereby the Passions, of performer and audience alike, were considered to be moved by Visions, conjured up by the words sung or spoken by the singer or actor.)

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We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval music, Opera, Early music
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