Opera South East are warming up for our next production - Verdi's 'Il Trovatore', which will be performed in English at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, on Friday 24th April and Saturday 25th April 2015. Book up the dates in your diary now and let your friends know. For more information and box office details please see our Next Production page. The box office is now open.
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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Welcome to Opera South East
Opera South East is based in Hastings and is one of the few companies in the South East to regularly perform opera with full chorus and orchestra.
We attract established singers and musicians as well as young professional performers at the start of their career. At its heart is a chorus of enthusiastic and friendly amateur singers under professional music and artistic direction.
We welcome new members of all ages interested in any aspect of opera performance, be that on or off stage.