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1989

Faust

Gounod

Brighton Festival / Dome


“Faust runs with both the raunchy emphasis and the infectious buzz of musical theatre; a rattling good show.”

The Independent

1988

The Flying Dutchman

Wagner

Brighton Festival / Dome


“One of the dozen best operatic productions of the eighties.”

The Guardian

“Opera in the Dome can work triumphantly. In the last act, an extraordinary coup. If the staging alone could offer lessons to many a major house the performance too was as good as any I have encountered.”
Music and Musicians

1987

A Masked Ball

Verdi

Brighton Festival / Dome


“The singing of soloists and chorus alike bore NSO's stamp of careful preparation and musical understanding.”

Financial Times

1986

Aida

Verdi

Brighton Festival / Dome


“This Aida presents a distinguished contrast to some of the recent offerings in our national opera houses."

Daily Telegraph

1985

Benvenuto Cellini

Berlioz

Brighton Festival / Dome


NSO’s first production in the Dome

“Brighton’s gleaming Cellini, an exciting and brilliantly conceived production.” The Times

1984

Andrea Chénier

Giordano

Brighton Festival/
Gardner Centre


“Unusually for this work, an hour after curtain down, one felt that one had seen not an empty husk, but real theatre.”

Daily Telegraph

1983

Il trittico

Puccini
Gardner Centre


Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

1982

The Threepenny Opera

Weill
Gardner Centre



1982

The Queen of Spades

Tchaikovsky

Brighton Festival/
Gardner Centre


“Gripping music theatre. NSO deserves admiration and support.”

Arts Review

1981

Peter Grimes

Britten

Brighton Festival/
Gardner Centre


 “The big choral scenes as overwhelming dramatically as they are vocally.”

Financial Times

Faust The Queen of Spades

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Peter Grimes A Masked Ball Andrea Chénier Il trittico Aida Benvenuto Cellini The Threepenny Opera The Flying Dutchman

1981 - 1989: The eighties

1975 - 1980: The early years