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: Carol Fine

email: carol.fine@btopenworld.com

mobile: 07837 903660


Monday 13 June, 7-10pm  Strings sectional

Wednesday 15 June, 7-10pm  Strings, woodwind

Friday 17 June, 7-10pm  ditto

Monday 20 June, 7-10pm  ditto

Wednesday 22 June, 7-10pm  Strings, wind, horns

All the above at St John the Divine Community Centre

Saturday 25 June, (2 sessions, times tbc)  Sitzprobe, tutti

Main Hall, Greycoat Hospital School (tbc)

Wednesday 29 June, 7-10.30pm  Dress Rehearsal

St John’s Waterloo

Friday 1 July, 7pm  Performance 1

Saturday 2 July, 5pm Performance 2

St John’s Waterloo

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