“I am delighted that we have Oxford Opera in our community. Not only do they make opera accessible to all, they provide amazing and unique opportunities for local children and residents to get involved in superbly high quality productions. I was honoured to be invited to their performance of Carmen – it was absolutely incredible! They have my full support.”
Layla Moran, MP.
“Stunning Carmen at Oxford Playhouse tonight by Oxford Opera. Musically and dramatically excellent, and so much energy and commitment from all involved. Very exciting to have this new company in Oxford. Congrats to founder Stuart Pendred – this is a real triumph.”
Nicola Lisle – Oxford Times.
“The opera last night was amazing in every way! I was especially impressed by the world-clas standard of the production and by the vast number of local young people who were involved. Oxfordshire is very lucky to have the Oxford Opera Company as a huge addition to the cultural life of the County.”
Councillor Susanna Pressel – City and County Councillor for Jericho and Osney.
“Congratulations on a truly wonderful evening by Oxford Opera yesterday!
This was indeed superb, with very fine singing and acting by all soloists and chorus(es)… ..and excellent direction.…..
The production put quite a few recent productions at bigger houses to shame. Yours was true to the essence of the work… and without imposing the ‘Director’s World View’ with which we often have to put up at ROH and ENO. The involvement of the kids was fantastic, and very moving, to watch. They were very disciplined and highly effective throughout – but also, without being distracting, evidently thoroughly enjoying their work.” Anthony Pinching – The Ludlow English Song Festival.
“What an achievement… the sense of community was palpable. Onwards and upwards…. opera got a lot of new young fans last night! Bravi tutti!” Susan Bullock CBE – Patron Oxford Opera Company.