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1980

The Fairy Queen

Purcell

All Saints Lewes /
Royal Pavilion, Brighton



1980

Boris Godunov

Musorgsky

Brighton Festival/
Gardner Centre


NSO’s first Brighton Festival production.

“Brighton’s stage presentation added up to the single most convincing Boris I’ve had the good fortune to see.”

Music and Musicians

1979

Venus and Adonis

Blow

All Saints Lewes


“Excellent vocal achievement married to a convincing professionalism in production.”

Mid Sussex Times

1979

Fidelio

Beethoven

Lewes, Horsham & Worthing


"”Bravo! A new talent is born.
The professionalism on stage is immediately apparent.”

Argus

1978

                                                         Founded as New Sussex Opera

1975-1978

The seed from which NSO germinated was Breaky Bottom Opera. It presented The Beggar’s Opera, Dawnpath by Nicola LeFanu and Dido and Aeneas - in a barn at Breaky Bottom Vineyard, Rodmell, Lewes.


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Boris Godunov The Fairy Queen Venus and Adonis Fidelio

1975 - 1980: The early years