New Sussex Opera’s aims:

  • to stage brilliant performances of hidden gems
  • to bring the delight and excitement of opera to new audiences
  • to create opportunities for performers and back-stage specialists to hone their talents and advance their careers,
  • to nurture new creative talent of any age.

Despite our name, our reputation extends way beyond our home territory: national newspapers regularly review our innovative productions and comment favourably on them. While our chorus-led productions play to capacity houses around Sussex, London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall regularly hosts our major productions – and you can get an idea of their musical and theatrical quality and impact by looking at our past productions and reviews. The list stretches back decades and includes 5 UK premieres, and we’re always planning productions, performances and events for coming seasons.