CHARLES COURT OPERA has been described as one of the leading and most versatile chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK. They are one of the champions of the current reinvigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan, described as “the masters of G&S in small places” and are committed to devising new work, particularly known for their legendary ‘Boutique Pantos’, presented in London every Christmas. They have performed across the UK in venues ranging from pub theatres to concert halls, and have toured to Spain, the US, Ireland and France, and are the current visiting company at the Iford Arts Festival and an associate company of The King’s Head Theatre, London.
Over 14 years CCO have presented a wide range of repertoire including Patience, Ruddigore, The Mikado, H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, one act operettas by Sullivan without Gilbert, including their notorious productions of The Zoo and Trial by Jury, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Puccini’s La Bohème and Tosca, Mozart’s Così 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, linked to a composition education project supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and RC Sherriff Trust. CCO recently returned to the King’s Head Theatre to present new productions’ of The Mikado & H.M.S Pinafore. CCO have just completed a summer tour of the U.K with their productions of H.M.S Pinafore and Ruddigore and are looking forward to returning to the King’s Head Theatre this Christmas with their thirteenth festive boutique pantomime - The Nativity Panto.
Artistic Director/Senior Producer: John Savournin
Resident Musical Director: David Eaton
Producer: Catherine Chibnall
TIME OUT CRITIC'S CHOICE
"Extremely well sung"
"...A sparklingly fresh package of laughs, pathos, foolery and high-class music making."