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“It is becoming increasingly difficult to find opportunities like this where young singers can perform major roles with full orchestra.”

Philip Langridge, CBE  (1939 – 2010)

Rupert Christiansen, opera critic and arts columnist of the Daily Telegraph, praised Opera South, “an admirable Haslemere-based organisation run by enthusiastic amateurs”, for presenting professionally cast productions of rarely performed operas by established composers over the past three decades.


Do you want to help Opera South continue to put on great opera performances at approachable prices and to so play your part in continuing our good work? Opera South receives no government funding and we rely not only on you coming to enjoy our events but to the generous donations of our Friends, Patrons, Donors, personal and Corporate Sponsors and from Legacies.

If you Gift Aid your donation, we receive even more of your kind donation, so please do tick that box too!

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£25                      £45 per annum

  • Priority email notification of events 3 days before it is available for live bookings on the website so you can plan ahead to make your booking on the day it is released for sale.
  • Buy two full priced tickets to any staged or lunchtime event and bring one young person (under 21)* for just £10.

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£100                    £190 per annum

  • Priority email of events 7 days days, as above.
  • Buy two full priced tickets to any event staged or lunchtime event and bring two young people (Under 21)* per patron for £10 each.
  • A Complimentary welcome or interval drink at staged events.

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Gold Patron

£250                    £490 per annum

  • As for a Patron, plus;
  • Free programme at all events attended.
  • Upgraded seating subject to availability (allocated on arrival).
  • Buy two full priced tickets to any staged or lunchtime event and bring two young person (under 21)* per patron free of charge.

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Gold Life Patrons

£5000                  £9000

  • As for a Gold Patron, plus;
  • You will receive a personalised copy of the programme signed by Mark Austin and all soloists.
* A note re under 21s

Opera South wishes to welcome younger people to our productions. Our offer to our Friends and Patrons reflects this. However, because of the high costs involved for our dinner events, regretfully this offer does not extend to meal inclusive events.

If you wish to take advantage of your benefit as a Friend or Patron to bring a young person at a discounted rate, please book your main seats, then email in order for us to book your accompanying young person onto the event for you, which will be allocated subject to availability.


We are unusual amongst charity opera companies as we pay our young soloists to perform with us. Obviously, at this crucial time in their development this means that we have access to the highest standard of students. However, in order to continue to be able to pay our students and to offer our performances for outstanding value, we rely on our generous donors, either individuals or companies to sponsor each of our soloists.

The soloists’ names will be announced in good time before each performance and you may either choose to share your sponsorship, at £280 per soloist, per performance, or to have unique sponsorship at £500 per soloist. Your name will be announced in the programme and on our website and live at the event. To put your name down for sponsorship of soloists, please email:


Historically across the ages great musicians have needed generous patrons to support them in their art. At Opera South we are no different.

We consider that Opera South and our audiences are extremely fortunate to have the benefit of Mark Austin’s huge talent and well-deserved increasing reputation in the classical music world. Mark has also been influential with our plans for rejuvenation and with his contribution to the forward planning, marketing and website for Opera South. So his importance Opera South and our future goes way beyond the baton!

If you or your company or your Trust would like to become his patron for Opera South, or share in his patronage, please email:

Suggested Donations & Benefits

The benefits of being a Friend or Patron and the suggested donations are changed from time to time. Please note that these were updated on 1 May 2016.

Your Standing Orders

Many thanks to our long standing supporters who have set up an annual Standing Order. As our suggested donations and benefits for Friends and Patrons has changed, please update your standing order when it is next due to reflect the revised rates.