Welcome to Opera South

Hello!…

…and welcome to one of the UK’s leading regional opera companies. For over 30 years, Opera South has been showcasing talented young soloists and ensuring that live opera is available throughout Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex.

A visit to Opera South is a joyful and uplifting experience, weaving together all the senses in a perfect tapestry of art, drama and great music. We share a passion for delivering top quality performances with emerging singers who are building their reputation with our backing. Alongside favourite operas, we also present less familiar works of real artistic value.

We introduce young people to the potential of opera and music theatre with matinées, masterclasses and workshops, our professional team ensuring a memorable experience, and we present gala concerts with arias and scenes from opera and operetta. Our objective is to improve regional access to opera, and to encourage wide enjoyment of this vibrant art form.

“an admirable Halesmere-based organisation”Rupert Christiansen (The Daily Telegraph)

“where young singers can perform major roles”Philip Langridge, CBE

Upcoming Operas & Events

A mid-summer Opera celebration at Champs Hill

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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.