New Sussex Opera

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Our annual opera production enables local singers and musicians to take part in a production of a high professional standard. It often features a lesser known or neglected work. Young professional singers learn new roles and gain valuable experience. Workshops involve schools in the project.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (279800)

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Situation

A common impression is that opera is an elitist art form, or that attending it has to be prohibitively expensive. In the south east. there are not many opportunities to see live quality opera for those unable or unwilling to travel to London, or not lucky enough to be able to obtain tickets for Glyndebourne. For the performers and others taking part, there are few chances to learn new roles or to gain professional experience except for those who manage to join a national or regional company.

Solution

We aim to keep seat prices affordable. We use a variety of venues in the south east, bringing opera closer to many. Through auditions we cast many singers who are at an early stage in their careers, but may well be stars in the making. We work in the local community and in schools, introducing many to the magic of opera who would otherwise not have given opera a try. Young and amateur singers join the chorus and get the chance to sing or cover smaller roles, working with our professional team.