Hastings Old Town Carnival week
Opera Hour: St Clements Church - Friday 7th August at 7.30pm with Julia Bovee, Karen McInally, Gary Marriott and Toby Sims. Come and join us for an hour of opera classics on a warm summers evening as part of Hastings Old Town celebrations. Raising money for The Two Towers Trust and Opera South East. Tickets £5 on the door - refreshments available afterwards.
Our our next opera production
Production news! Our next operatic production will be on 22 & 23 April 2016 where OSE will be performing Verdi's Macbeth (save the date!) We're performing this with the Sussex Concert Orchestra at the White Rock Theatre. Auditions will be in the Autumn. Watch out for further announcements here, or sign up for emailed Principal auditions announcements here...
Our most recent concert was...
Recent opera news
Opera South East most recently produced Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' (April 2015) at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. Photos are on the past production page...
Thank you to Glyndebourne, who were kind enough to tweet about us!
Video Clip from Sitzprobe with the SCO
Mari Wyn Williams singing from Act IV of Il Trovatore with the Sussex Concert Orchestra - Monday 20th April. Recorded on an iPhone without a proper mic but OK actually! If the video picture is not buffering well then we suggest you download the video and play it locally for best results - free to download for non-commercial purposes (copyright OSE 2015)
Rent a Choir!
If you have a wedding or other event for which you'd like to hire a choir of say 15 then consider Opera South East. A regular event would typically cost £500, plus £100 for an organist. Contact our Chairman...
Audience Reviews from past operas
"Thank you for a memorable evening. The orchestra and production were outstanding, the staging and costumes were very well thought out, and so interesting to see elements of Kabuki on stage, wonderful principals..."
"First class performance by all the cast left us tingling with emotion." (Audience member - Madame Butterfly)
"one of the most engaging and satisfying performances of La Cenerentola that I have ever seen..." (Words and Music)
"a company that has espirt de corps and can deliver first class opera" (Hastings Observer - Don Giovanni)
"a resounding sucess... tumultuous applause, standing ovations" (Schwerte Zeitung - Macbeth)
"I've laughed so much I need to go home to change my pants." (Audience member now preferring to remain anonymous - Orpheus in the Underworld)
Forthcoming OSE events
Join us for our various upcoming 2015 events - and keep the dates free in your diary!
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Selected past operas and events
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