A virtual Trial

Some of our members might be interested to watch this. We received this via the contact page on this site.

Comment: I’m sending details of Stanley Opera’s virtual production of Trial by Jury. I hope you and your members might be interested to see how we were able to continue with rehearsals to produce a complete operetta.

The video will be available to stream from Saturday 21st November at 10am on our website at https://www.stanleyopera.co.uk/current-production.

Lockdown Iolanthe to be broadcast.

From Lizzie Thomas of Green Opera:
I am getting in touch again regarding Green Opera’s upcoming digital production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Led by director Eleanor Burke and Musical Director Aya Robertson, this ambitious project was filmed entirely in Lockdown. Featuring a cast of talented young singers, each ten minute episode will be released daily at 12pm (BST) over ten consecutive days across Green Opera’s Facebook page and website, with the premiere being on Saturday 12th September. The digital programme can also be found on these pages and the videos will be available On Demand after their broadcast.

A troupe of upper class boys tangle with a swarm of mischievous fairies as they try to woo the much-desired Phyllis. However, Phyllis is in love with Strephon – half-fairy, half-mortal, a commoner and the nephew of the Fairy Queen. When the pompous men break up the happy couple, the fairies vow revenge. Frivolity ensues as lofty lordlings and feisty fairies collide in the ever bumpy road to love…
We’d appreciate it if you could share news of the production with your members and do hope you can tune into Iolanthe. We’re really excited to bring you our version of this enchanting and satirical operetta, with a sprinkling of added fairy dust of course!

With best wishes,
Lizzie Thomas (Producer)


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Iolanthe in lockdown

An opportunity has come up for our members to perform in Green Opera’s virtual production of Iolanthe!

I am getting in touch from Green Opera regarding our production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Led by director Eleanor Burke and Musical Director Aya Robertson, this ambitious project has been filmed entirely in lockdown and will be broadcast in 10 episodes across our digital channels in September 2020. I am delighted to be able to offer members of Kenwin Barton Gilbert & Sullivan Singers the opportunity to sing in the final chorus ‘Soon as we may, off and away’ alongside our talented young cast. Anyone keen to be involved will need to email us a video of them performing the chorus after the second verse (letter C to the end) by August 16th. A PDF version of the extract, the backing track and a tutorial video of the simple choreography will be emailed to those who would like to take part. These resources will also be publicly available on our website (www.greenopera.co.uk) and Facebook page from 1st August. Should any of your members want to get involved please do ask them to drop us a line on our email address so we can pass on any additional information regarding their involvement and, of course, answer any questions. For those who simply want to enjoy the production, we will be in touch closer to the time with more broadcast details. As this year has unfortunately seen the cancellation of many G&S productions, we are excited to be able to provide you with an opportunity to watch and even participate in our production of this enchanting operetta. We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes, Lizzie Thomas (Producer)

Email: greenoperacompany@gmail.com

Green Opera is a nonprofit with a vision for making music and drama in a way that is environmentally sustainable. Partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects, Green Opera is committed to planting a tree for each ticket sold or every £10 donated. For more information on the company and how to donate please visit our website. Your gift will not only directly contribute towards our central mission of furthering sustainability in the Arts, but will also aid us in our work to provide young singers and musicians with much needed performance opportunities. Any gift, no matter the size, is much valued.

Message from the M.D.

Our M.D. sent an email to members regarding the availability of rehearsal tracks and music. There are three or four new members (1 Bass. 1 Alto and 2 Sopranos?) for whom he hasn’t got any contact details i.e email addresses.

If anyone has contact details for them, please contact the M.D.

If you’re a new member reading this, please use the contact page on this site, and we will put you in touch with him.

Stay safe and well, everyone. ❤️


Auditions for principal roles in Trial by Jury will be on Wednesday 26th February at 6pm at Threemilestone Community Centre.

Contact the MD and tell him which role/s you would like to audition for in order of preference. If you cannot contact the MD message us here and we will let him know.

No audition is necessary to join the chorus.