Gluck’s Orfeo is a tale of love, loss and devotion that moves seamlessly between the world of mortals and the underworld, with its benign – and far from benign – spirits. But unlike so many operatic love stories, in this one love triumphs in the end. And New Sussex Opera’s bold, imaginative production looks set to mark yet another triumph for this community-based but nationally acclaimed opera company. Woven into a rich tapestry of arias, choruses and dances, you’ll hear tunes that are surprisingly familiar. 

And while the music marks the important transition from baroque to classical, it’s tuneful and accessible to modern ears. Gluck’s innovative approach to operatic form stunned audiences in 1762 – with its exceptionally talented young, professional soloists, supported by the legendary sound of the NSO Chorus and an imaginative staging, New Sussex Opera Chorus’s latest production will captivate you in 2017.

Poster image by Emily Balivet –

  • Fully staged production – sung in English
  • Young, professional soloists –
    the potential opera stars of tomorrow
  • Highly experienced New Sussex Opera chorus and orchestra
  • Innovative staging and costumes

Conductor: James Fowler • Director: David Foster

Saturday, 11 November, 7.30pm – Barcombe Village Hall
Sunday, 12 November, 4.00pm – Birley Centre, Eastbourne
Saturday, 18 November, 7.30pm – St George’s Kemp Town
Sunday, 19 November, 4.00pm – All Saints Centre, Lewes

Tickets now on sale: £17 (children and students: £12) / 0333 666 3366

Orfeo - Kerri Dietz

Euridice - Eleanor Janes

Amor - Betty Makharinsky

Blessed Spirit - Eva Rustige