Welcome to Opera South

Opera South is one of the UK’s leading regional opera companies. Now in our 31st year, we put on regular events and productions in the South of England, supporting young professional soloists and ensuring live opera is available to all in the age of the cinema broadcast.

Upcoming Operas & Events

A Bizet Gala Evening at Charterhouse School

Sunday 16 October 2016

There are still a few seats available at our Bizet Gala, featuring a rare performance of his early lyrical Italianate masterpiece ‘Don Procopio’ , and possibly the first ever performance of the original version. There are arias from composers who influenced Bizet and some of his finest arias and choruses too. You will hear some of the UK’s most brilliant rising opera singers, with the Faust Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mark Austin, and Dame Penelope Kieth as the narrator.

New Year Party at The Georgian Hotel, Haslemere

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Saturday 7 January 2017

The Opera South New Year dinner party in its home town Haslemere is now long established as the way to welcome in the New Year!  The performance will include an exquisite selection of well known and lesser known operatic arias, ensembles and songs introduced and performed by young professional singers accompanied by Opera South’s Music Director, Mark Austin.

A mid-summer Opera celebration at Champs Hill


Friday 23 June 2017

Join Opera South as guests of the Bowerman Charitable Trust at the prestigious venue of Champs Hill. The Hall and its famous heathland garden are set in Sussex countryside and the Music Room is a private 160 seat concert hall. The evening commences with wine and canapés, followed by an opera recital showcasing talented young singers, accompanied by Opera South Music Director, Mark Austin on Champs Hill’s beautiful Steinway Grand.