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

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.

Fresh and Intimate Baroque


Saturday 13 May 2017

Join us in St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill, Haslemere Hall where Opera South presents as part of the Haslemere Festival.

A showcase for two exceptionally talented young artists:
Margo Arsane soprano
Mark Austin harpsichord

A unique opportunity to hear these protégés inject youthful spirit into jewels of the French and Italian Baroque repertoire. This brilliant French soprano performs exquisite arias by Lully, Rameau, Vivaldi and Handel accompanied by Opera South’s Music Director.

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.