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1978 - 2015 “ONE HECK OF A TRADITION” Roderick Dunnett - Classical Music














2014










2014


Oberon

Weber

tour




2014


The Beggar’s Opera

John Gay

tour

Presented by NSO Chorus



“The real star of the show was the NSO Chorus itself. Throughout the evening they offered unflagging energy, spirit and unified ensemble”
Sussex Express

2013

L’Etoile (Lucky Star)

Chabrier

tour


**** Telegraph - Rupert Christiansen

“Absolute joy” Seen and Heard International

“The first night crackled with energy, lighting up a cold night with
true Gallic joie-de vivre.” Sussex Express

2013

Trials of Love /

Trial by Jury

Lewes Crown Court

Presented by NSO Chorus


“They brought the level of musicality and humour up to a level that
Gilbert & Sullivan would have been proud of.”
Paul Austin Kelly

2012

Edgar

UK première of original 4 act version

Puccini

tour


“Utter bliss of a slightly dirty kind.” **** Telegraph - Rupert Christiansen

“The music is glorious and absolutely worth hearing. St Paul’s Sinfonia played with gusto, conducted by Nicholas Jenkins whose passion for the work was evident.” The Observer - Fiona Maddocks

2012

Pleasures of Purcell

Tour presented by NSO Chorus

Dido & Aeneas / excerpts from King Arthur & The Fairy Queen


2"an ideal entertainment for a summer's evening"

2011

Mireille

Gounod

tour


2“world class singing” Lewes Classical

***** “extraordinary quality one has no right to expect from a
modest-sized company” Whatsonstage.com

“This was a total triumph” Robert Hugill

**** “first class singing by any standards” Daily Telegraph

2011

Law & Marriage /
Trial by Jury

Lewes Crown Court

Presented by NSO Chorus0


“The singing lifts the roof”

“The setting is unique and for that reason it is very special. The quality of the singing is sublime - we are really impressed.”

“A colourful caper for all concerned.”

(Audience reaction on BBC South East Today)

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L'Etoile Trials of Love Edgar Pleasures of Purcell Mireille Trial by Jury The Beggar's Opera

“In Sussex, opera’s grassroots are refreshingly vibrant. I left grinning from ear to ear”.                                          Charlotte Valori Bachtrack

“A fascinating and important revival: New Sussex Opera, enterprising as always, have revived Oberon in a fine semi-staging by Harry Fehr”….more

Tim Ashley The Guardian


2015

2014


The Indian Queen

Purcell

tour

Presented by NSO Chorus


Oberon The Indian Queen

2015

2014



Mignon

Ambroise Thomas

tour


“Superb central performances. Nicholas Jenkins conducts with great sensitivity and an admirable sense of Thomas’s often elusive style”.

****Tim Ashley - Guardian

“Philine’s extraordinary, dazzling Titania aria blazes like a Roman candle of originality”. Bachtrack         more…

Mignon King Arthur

2016

2014



King Arthur

Purcell

tour
Presented by NSO Chorus


“A chest-beatingly British tongue-in-cheek romp.” “Jennifer Clark as Cupid and Venus stole the show vocally and her rendition of Fairest Isle was pure magic”. “Catrin Woodruff’s Honour in a Union Jack outfit brought the house down”.                             Louise Flind - Argus

2011 Onwards: The most recent productions

2001 - 2010: The new century

1990 - 1999: The nineties

1981 - 1989: The eighties

1975 - 1980: The early years

2016

A Voyage Around G&S/

Trial by Jury

Lewes Crown Court

Presented by NSO Chorus


Voyage Around G & S

2017

A Village
Romeo and Juliet

Delius

tour

A Village Romeo and Juliet


****A brave attempt to bring Delius' problematic but intriguing opera to stage life”  Planet Hugill
***** “stunning”   Robert Thicknesse Opera Now

"Delius’s lyricism at its most intense. The endearing Luke Sinclair makes a healthy sound as Sali-Romeo, as does Kirsty Taylor-Stokes as his beloved Vrenchen". Rupert Christiansen - Daily Telegraph        more…