Charles Court Opera has been described as one of the leading chamber companies taking opera into previously inaccessible places, and as the leaders of the current reinvigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan in London, described as “the masters of G&S in small places”. They have performed across the UK in venues ranging from pub theatres to concert halls, and have toured internationally to Spain, the USA, Ireland and France. They are well known for their legendary, critically acclaimed 'Boutique Pantos', presenting a new production in London every Christmas.
In the 2015/16 season, highlights include their 9th 'boutique' panto, Mirror, Mirror: A Snow White Pantomime, at the King's Head Theatre in London, and their first production of Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Iford Arts Festival 2016.
Over the past 10 years CCO’s operatic repertoire has included Ruddigore, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, one act operettas by Sullivan without Gilbert, including their “definitive production” of The Zoo, and operas including Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Puccini’s La Boheme and Tosca, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Impresario, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, and an evening of the Avant Garde including music by Ligeti, Maxwell Davies and Schoenberg, which was linked to an education project on the subject of composition.
Artistic Director/Senior Producer: John Savournin
Resident Musical Director: David Eaton
Producer: Steven Phillips
TIME OUT CRITIC'S CHOICE
"Extremely well sung"
"...A sparklingly fresh package of laughs, pathos, foolery and high-class music making."