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2010

Hugh the Drover

Vaughan Williams

tour


2“it touches the heart and charms the ear” Rupert Christiansen -

Daily Telegraph   **** The Guardian   **** Financial Times

“an engaging and intimate production of this

underperformed masterpiece” **** Music OMH

2009

The Rhine Fairies

UK première

Offenbach

tour


“The talent and commitment of all involved, combined with a gloriously lush score, brought back all the visceral excitement of opera-going. and was a timely reminder of what a complete artistic occasion it can be, even when not staged” Patrick Reynolds

“overall the cast was superb” MusicWeb International

2009

Opera Gala Concert

Lewes Town Hall2


Della Jones mezzo soprano

Neil Jenkins tenor

Robert Poulton baritone

Lesley-Anne Sammons, Nick Milner-Gulland accompanists

Nicholas Jenkins conductor

2008

The Poisoned Kiss

Vaughan Williams

tour


2“The singing was magnificent, the whole thing a delight from beginning to end. We would have liked to have stood and cheered at the finale, but were constrained by our English reserve! Michael Moxham’s intelligent direction  had his cast entering happily into the spirit of enchantment.The principals were all exemplary and the time passed by all too quickly.”  
Musical Pointers

2008

Idomeneo
Mozart

tour


“A sustained delight. Neil Jenkins in the title role and Rachel Nicholls as Elettra were immense”  Argus

“Conductor Nicholas Jenkins tirelessly sustained both dramatic momentum and rhythmic buoyancy and the 40 strong chorus rose to its big moments impressively.” “As Idamante, Flora McIntosh was a Mozartean model of expressive and musical integrity.” Opera

2007

Tobias and the Angel

Jonathan Dove

tour


“A cast of eight really good singers under the baton of Nicholas Jenkins…   the singing was powerful and moving... the music was often beautifully lyrical and smooth and with much reference to music of the Middle East.”

Mike Howard, Argus

2004

Falstaff

Verdi

tour


“My lasting impression will be the sheer joy that the whole cast showed in giving us a performance full of fun and good humour.”

“Sheer delight to hear and to see.”  

Argus

2003

Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti

tour


“A large audience’s enthusiasm was understandable. Suzannah Clark scored a personal triumph as Lucia” “imaginative touches by director Michael Moxham” “Bruno Cinquegrani conducted with true Italian flair.”
Portsmouth News

2001

L’Elisir d’Amore

Donizetti

tour


“A colourful and vibrant production that is dazzling to the eye and the ear” “splendid young singers” “the music is wonderfully done” “Jonathan Butcher produces all the sparkle and drive that make this production so energetic, so deftly done and so thoroughly satisfying.” Argus

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Lucia di Lammermoor L'Elisir d'amore Hugh the Drover The Rhine Fairies Gala Concert The Poisoned Kiss Idomeneo Tobias and the Angel Falstaff