VIPs, Corporations, Charities and Opera
Originally performing as Opera Interludes, which was formed in 1990, London Festival Opera is now established as a leading international touring opera company. Opera Interludes and London Festival Opera work as associate companies and present opera of the highest calibre for a wide range of events throughout the year.
In the 18th and 19th Centurys classical music and opera were presented in palaces, castles and country houses, as well as in theatres and concert halls. London Festival Opera continues this tradition and is equally at home in a marble hall or dining room of a country house as in a more formal opera house or public concert venue. The company has had the honour of performing in the presence of senior members of the Royal Family on many occasions, including a private performance in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II, and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, charity performance’s at St James’s Palace for HRH Prince Philip, at Chequers for HRH The Prince of Wales, Windsor Theatre Royal for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and the Langham Hotel for HRH The Princess Royal.
Other notable performances have included operas at 10 Downing Street and Chequers for Sir John and Dame Norma Major, the Ambassador at the British Embassy in Paris, The President of Malta at the Palace in Valletta, and at a private party for the Spice Girls (which included an operatic version of ‘Wannabe’)).
London Festival Opera has provided London Opera Singers for a wide range of events in the capital.
Appearances have taken the company across the United Kingdom and Europe, and as far afield as Russia, Barbados, Mumbai, Africa, Hong Kong and Marrakech. London Festival Opera has appeared on two occasions as a guest company at La Fenice in Venice, one of the world’s greatest opera houses. It is with considerable pride that London Festival Opera continues to present opera performances in many exotic locations throughout the year with the exclusive cruise company Noble Caledonia.
From its inception London Festival Opera has enjoyed the continued support of the Honorary Chairman, Michael Wade OBE.