When instrumental colour as much as musical motif serves to delineate character and motive as it does in opera, the orchestra is no mere accompanist.  Keyboard accompaniment or even reduced orchestration really doesn’t cut it.  So we take pride in our full-size Symphony Orchestra, almost unique for a “fringe” opera company.  Be it a classical 50-60 players for Mozart or a big 70 players or more for Verdi and Puccini, Midsummer Opera gives you the full orchestral experience with every production.  Created in 2000 and managed for ten years by Roy Bell – who plays First Flute – and led by Nick Hugh, the orchestra is now “fixed” by each section’s principal, so developing the sound and style of the Symphony Orchestra of Midsummer Opera with each succeeding show.

If you would like to enquire about singing with the Midsummer Opera Chorus, please contact:

Chorus Manager: Anne Bonger

email: annebonger@gmail.com

mobile: 07904 587032

Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi
in the Italian version of 1884 for La Scala

Rehearsal schedule:
at St John the Divine Community Centre
21 Frederick Crescent, SW9 6XN
Friday 7 June 7.00-10.00 (Strings) CANCELLED
Monday 10 June 7.00-10.00 (Strings and woodwind)
Wednesday 12 June 7.00-10.00 (sim)
Friday 14 June 7.00-10.00 (sim)
Mon 17 June 7.00-10.00 (sim)
Wednesday 19 June 7.00-10.00 (sim)

at Grey Coat Hospital, Greycoat Place, SW1P 2DY
Sunday 23 June 12.00-3.00 & 4.00-7.00 (Tutti)

at St John’s Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, SE1 8TY
Wednesday 26 June 6.30-10.30 (DRESS rehearsal)

Friday 28 June 2024, 6.30pm  PERFORMANCE 1

Sunday 30 June 2024, 4.30pm PERFORMANCE 2

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