London Festival Opera

Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society

December 5th 2011 To celebrate this Festive Season the LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA brings together world class artists with their presentation entitled “A CHRISTMAS NIGHT AT THE OPERA”. Appearing in sumptuous Victorian evening dress they will create the atmosphere and grandeur of past times. Sponsored by THE TENDRING RE-USE AND EMPLOYMENT ENTERPRISE, Little Clacton.


The baritone soloist serenades a guest of honour at a private event London Festival Opera has achieved a considerable reputation for presenting opera in palaces, castles, country houses, theatres, concert halls, embassies and private homes and gardens. Recent engagements have been throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Barbados, Marrakech and Moscow.





London Festival opera Live opera for corporate, charity and private events. has appeared in some of the world’s leading venues including La Fenice Opera House in Venice, as part of the Salisbury, Windsor, Chelmsford Cathedral and Barbados International Festivals.

Performances have also taken place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, St James’s Palace, Kensington Palace, 10 Downing Street, Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace and Bury St Edmunds Cathedral in the UK and at the British Embassy in Paris, the Villa d’Este on Lake Como, at the President’s Palace in Malta and in a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert with the City of London Sinfonia in Hamburg for an audience of 5,000.

‘A stirring performance’ – THE TIMES

In performance at The Theatre Royal Windsor The company had the particular honour of performing at a Gran Galà in one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The opera house saw the premieres of many great operas including Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’, and ‘Rigoletto’, as well as other works by Rossini, Donizetti, Stravinsky and Britten.

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  1. 5th December-`A Christmas night at the Opera`
    `What and absolutely thrilling evening`-this sentiment was
    echoed by all, chattering away excitedly in the queue
    afterwards for the traditional mulled wine and mince pie on
    the last night of the season..

    The vocal musical ensemble (London Festival Opera) was
    very ably accompanied by Jenny Trew whose outstanding
    contribution to the evening’s entertainment was commented
    on by many in attendance to see/hear this seasonal feast.
    We were magically transported from a rather cold and
    unfriendly night outside into this enchanting world of light
    operetta-many of the tunes instantly recognisable.

    The stage backdrop-a massive multi-tiered opera house, was
    complimented with sympathetic lightening and a decorated
    Christmas tree, completed the atmosphere of this festive

    For me, the real highlight of the night was their offering of
    the extremely emotional Puccini`s `your tiny had is frozen`
    (I looked around and there were many with tears in their
    eyes-me included) and the encore of `O Holy night`-
    it was all outstanding though.
    We were invited to sing Carols in the second half.
    You could not see a finer presentation anywhere for any
    amount of money.

    The society continues to go from strength to strengthtestimony
    to the fact that the high standards in every area
    that they proffer is like a `magnet` to those of us who feel
    that current media in all forms is of very low content (unless
    you are extremely discerning!!) and people of our generation
    yearn for the days when politeness and courteousness was
    the `norm (and not the exception) as it is here on Monday

    All too soon the pre Christmas season is over and now we
    eagerly await the New Year when Monday nights will again
    be full of good fun, laughter with innocent and real talent
    from the stage, appreciated by lovely, genuine people.

    Jennifer Kersey

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