“Just a quick email to say how much Barry and I enjoyed the performance on Saturday night. It was a full on, energetic Pirates of Penzance with great singing and acting. A reminder of the cleverness of G&S’s work with an individual delivery that we were delighted with”.

Philippa Muir – Pirates of Penzance, Sutton Courtenay, August 2023

‘We can’t thank you enough for such a fun evening on Saturday … we have had so many people contact us to say how much they enjoyed it! So we very much hope you’ll come back next year!’

– Rebecca, Promoter, Court Farm Barn, Ledbury, The Pirates of Penzance, 2019

our audience reviews

“What a performance!  As you will have surmised from the reaction and engagement of the audience on Friday evening, they absolutely loved it!  The Thorington Theatre team have a great vantage point to gauge the mood of the audience as they depart after the show; and the happy chatter was a clear indication of an enjoyable evening for one and all.  Bravo!

– Mark O’Hare, Director, Thorington Theatre. The Mikado August 2023

‘Thank you all so much for a completely outstanding performance of The Magic Flute on Friday… the packed audience was completely delighted with your approach to this wonderful work. As you know, we had several youngsters (aged c.6-8) who were lapping up their first opera – bringing on the next generation of opera lovers.’

– Anthony Pinching, Director at Pinner Music Festival, The Magic Flute, 2018

‘Sunday night can be judged an unqualified success and everyone had a wonderful time… One retiring, retired audience member declared it the best night’s opera he’d ever seen, having been drawn into the whole performance by the intimacy of it all. At least two other members of the audience had come along – not quite under duress – and had left completely converted, waxing lyrical about the performance they’d just witnessed.’

– Andrew Forsyth of North Westmorland Arts, The Magic Flute, 2016

‘What a delight ‘Patience’ was yesterday evening at Chipping Norton. Every bit as good as any full-scale production I’ve seen of it (and better than most). It’s my first experience of Opera Anywhere – you now have a devoted fan.’

– Brian Yardley, Patience, Chipping Norton, April 2019

‘Just to say how much we enjoyed this afternoon’s performance. Such energy and commitment from every single performer and a great production. The musicians were excellent too, thank you for a super afternoon.’

– Julie Fisher, audience member, HMS Pinafore, Waterperry Gardens, July 2018

Thank you so much! I went to the afternoon performance of The Mikado on Tuesday and loved every moment. Even though the weather was a bit challenging, it was a marvellous afternoon and such a thrill to see a live performance.

– Teresa Preece, The Mikado, Brighton Open Air Theatre, August 2020

Opera’s Heroines at the Pinner Festival June 22

“Thank you all so very much for an astonishing evening of superb singing and entertainment – in the widest sense. We are all absolutely delighted, deeply impressed and profoundly moved by Opera’s Heroines & Sister Angelica. You all contributed so much to a remarkable occasion, which was hugely appreciated by everyone (and I agree with all their feedback many-fold).

After the first half, which balanced the whole evening very well indeed, people were talking about your fantastic singing and commitment, and lovely stage presences.

After the second half, people were in tears or close, and visibly moved by their engagement with the opera, which mirrored the total engagement of Megan and the whole cast – each one a star! People will remember this production for a very long time.

The skilful use of the space and the truly brilliant lighting effects were widely commended.

The orchestra were fantastic, very effectively supporting and enhancing the action and singing.

Thank you all for working with us and making for such a marvellous evening.

Very best wishes and sincere congratulations to every one of you”.

Anthony (Pinching)


Pinner Music Festival

The Sunningwell Festival June 2022 – Iolanthe at The Quarry, Sunningwell

“We just wanted to drop a line to say thank you for hosting Iolanthe and Reg over the weekend in your lovely garden. We thoroughly enjoyed both events including you both and the 3IW. The staging was excellent and really enhanced the performances. Thanks again”.

Regards Tony + Isobel Lingard

“Mal and I had a lovely afternoon, and enjoyed your Company’s dazzling performance. We hope that there will be lots more performances  of this kind at Sunningwell in the years to come, and we will try our very best to be there”!

Best wishes, George

“Thank you for a wonderful afternoons entertainment in such a beautiful setting.   The performance by everyone was first class and natural,  we could hear every note and word while sitting in comfort.    We recognise the vast amount of work which has gone into setting up the festival and hope you are happy with the result and  can continue to bring music to the area for many years to come.  CONGRATULATIONS”!

Frank & Shirley.

“We so enjoyed your lively performance of Iolanthe a most appropriate choice of G & S Today has been a wonderful example of what we British do best.Your garden is beautiful and was a perfect stage for the production Thanks to you both and to your singers”

Best Wishes Marian,Alan and Kathrine

” Just spent the PERFECT afternoon at The Quarry for Iolanthe ! What a wonderful performance, beautiful surroundings … it really could not have been better. Thank you and  MORE PLEASE”!.


Susie Lopez

“Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your performance at Thorington Theatre yesterday; what a marvellous  production; it was clear that the audience were truly engaged and enjoyed it very much – there were a lot of opera buffs following every line!  You made a lot of people very happy! The crew here at Thorington also very much enjoyed working with you”. – Lyndy Woods, Thorington Theatre, H.M.S.Pinafore –  August 2022

‘Just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had with you on the Cherwell yesterday. Mary, the birthday girl was bowled over, as were the rest of us! The phrase ‘like a dream’ was mentioned by several. Keep doing what you are doing…. It’s fab!’

– Elizabeth MacGregor, Opera on Punts, River Cherwell, 2019

‘Hi Mike, It was an absolute pleasure having the Opera Anywhere team perform at the Dean Heritage Centre at the weekend, everyone in the audience thoroughly enjoyed it and were absolutely blown away by how brilliant you all were. One of the audience members was begging me to get you to return!’

– Joanne, Centre Manager, Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean, The Pirates of Penzance, 2019

“I have just returned from Suffolk and want to thank you for a wonderful evening at the opera last Saturday, It was a wonderful production with the audience laughing and booing in all the right places the whole cast was exceptional and had the audience on the edge of their seats”. – Martin Stocks – H.M.S.Pinafore Thorington Theatre, August 2022

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