Forthcoming OSE events
Join us for our our next upcoming 2016 events - and keep the dates free in your diary!
Here's an article in the Hastings Observer on CLASH! and the unique choir gathering
OSE's next major opera production
Mozart's Magic Flute - 7th and 8th April 2017 at the White Rock Theatre Hastings
Save the date!
Other events will be published shortly. Past events can be found here, and we've also been performing at several private events, and have provided choirs for weddings. New members of the choir are most welcome, as are volunteers behind the scenes
Imminent events by some of our friends
Macbeth - Act II Finale pictures courtesy of Caroline Davies
Macbeth - our most recent production
On Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd April 2016 OSE presented Verdi's Macbeth at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on the 400anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. More info here...
Macbeth Act II Finale ‘Something wicked this way comes’
Macbeth Act 2 Finale after Banquo’s assassination, with ailing Macbeth and embarrassed dinner guests, photos courtesy of Mark Duncan
See this link for a full list of recent events
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!
NODA Accolade for OSE
On Sunday, 5th July 2015, John Rycroft, Chairman of Opera South East, attended the South East Region NODA (National Operatic & Dramatic Association) AGM, held in the Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College in Hampshire, where he received on behalf of OSE an Accolade of Excellence 2014 for Musical Excellence in OSE's production of Carmen. Each NODA Regional Representative was asked to make the presentation of the awards to the winners in their region, and in doing so Anne Lawson said "Opera South East are an amazing Company. Just when you think they can't do any better, they crown it with another outstanding performance. They fully deserve this award!" - as by then we had produced Il Trovatore too.
Video Clip from Il Trovatore 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...
Selected Past events
Follow this link for a full list of our past opera productions
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Selected past operas and events
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)
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