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Last production: Chabrier’s L’Etoile

Listed in  "The 10 best operas to see in London and across the UK in November" in The Telegraph 9/11/13

**** Rupert Christiansen The Telegraph "Absolute joy" Seen and Heard International

"The first night crackled with energy, lighting up a cold night with true Gallic joie-de vivre." Sussex Express

"The cause of opéra bouffe and the oeuvre of Emmanuel Chabrier in particular was given a boost by a New Sussex Opera's revival of the composer's first complete work in the genre." Opera

"St Paul's Sinfonia played vivaciously, conducted with shape and verve by Nicholas Jenkins. The magnetic Katie Bray was Lazuli and King Ouf was resonantly performed by Neil Jenkins in a smart double-act with fellow old-timer Geoffrey Moses as his idiotic astrologer." Opera Now

Presenting innovative productions of neglected works since 1978

NSO is a community based company. Its heart is its chorus and the expert unpaid team who do the administration and behind-the-scenes work. Professionals and amateurs work together to present imaginative, high quality productions, usually of unjustly neglected or lesser-known works. Each spring the chorus presents an “in-house” production while the major production tours venues in the South East, including London, in the autumn.


7.30 pm May 3 All Saints’ Centre, Lewes
7.30 pm May 4 Birley Centre, Eastbourne
7.30 pm May 5 Hurstpierpoint Village Hall.

NSO soloists and chorus, NSO Players

conductor Nick Milner-Gulland

Director Tony Baker

Following the sell-out success of Trial by Jury in the Crown Court last April, the NSO Chorus will be performing The Beggar’s Opera.This boisterous story of 18th century London lowlife, complete with pickpockets, prostitutes and highwaymen, was written by John Gay, filching songs by Handel, Purcell and others, as well as popular tunes of the day (Lillibulero, Greensleeves, Over the Hills and Far Away etc.)

Booking details

Autumn Production

Weber’s Oberon - November 2014

More details will be posted here soon