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Presenting innovative productions of neglected works since 1978

NSO is a community based company. Its heart is its chorus and the expert unpaid team who do the administration and behind-the-scenes work. Professionals and amateurs work together to present imaginative, high quality productions, usually of unjustly neglected or lesser-known works. Each year’s major production tours venues in the South East, including London, and the NSO chorus presents an “in-house” production or two.

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Reviews of Mignon

Kantanti Ensemble orchestra

New Sussex Opera Chorus

Lee Reynolds Conductor

Susannah Waters Director

Anna Driftmier Designer

Jai Morjaria Lighting designer

Luke Sinclair Sali

Kirsty Taylor-Stokes Vrenchen

Ian Beadle The Dark Fiddler

Rob Gildon Manz

Geoffrey Moses Marti

A noir twist on the classic tragedy, set to sumptuous late romantic music.

Delius’ dreamlike, achingly beautiful score contains the much-loved ‘Walk to the Paradise Garden’ - just one of many highlights. An emotionally gripping production, with luscious music and the dramatic story of two young lovers forced to desperate ends.

A rare chance to experience this powerful work live and up close in NSO’s imaginative, hard-hitting, stripped-down production sung in the original English.


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 ‘I know of no music more hauntingly beautiful than this… amongst the greatest works of the whole late-Romantic period.’ (Gramophone)