Past Projects

3 November, 2019

Chamber Music Recital

Sunday 3rd November @ 6 pm
The Music Room
6 The Uplands
St. Leonards-on-Sea

Barefoot Opera welcomes the Chenovsky Piano Trio for a fundraising autumn recital. Come along for a very special programme comprising:

Josef Suk – Elegy for Piano Trio Op.23
Beethoven – Piano Trio in E-flat Op.1 no.1
Dvořák – Piano Trio in E minor “Dumky”, Op.90 B166

The musicians in the Chenovsky Piano Trio are:
Glen Sheldon (Violin),
David Robinson (Cello) &
Pavel Timofeyevsky (Piano)

Glen Sheldon is a violinist in the Orchestra of English National Opera as well as a solo and chamber music player.
David Robinson plays with the London Novello Ensemble and the Myddleton Quartet.
Pavel Timofeyevsky has appeared in the UK’s major concert venues and has won the Dame Myra Hess Award for piano and the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year award for composition. 

Tickets are £22.50, which include a glass of wine on arrival.

26 September, 2019 - 27 October, 2019

The Barber of Seville

Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, (The Barber of Seville).

Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with our famous ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, our young singers will dazzle and delight you with their style and charisma.

Figaro the barber is played by Oscar Castellino, who has just completed a full scholarship with the Welsh National Opera Academy and Rozanna Madylus alternates with Monique Klongtruadroke as lively, richly toned Rosinas.

Rossini’s music has been compared to “the best champagne”, so come along to indulge in the bubbles and enjoy the comedy, as Rosina (spoiler alert) successfully manoeuvres her way out of her revolting guardian’s toils and into the arms of a gorgeous young Count.

Directed by Jenny Miller, and on tour to Hastings, London, Oxford, Maidenhead and the Wooburn Arts Festival.

28 April, 2019 - ongoing -

Bloom Britannia

In April, at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, Barefoot put on a taster performance of this specially commissioned people’s opera, with music by Orlando Gough and libretto by Stephen Plaice.

8 September, 2018 - 12 October, 2018


Seville came to England with the story of Carmen and her tragic end at the hand of Don José.

Photo credit: Chris Parker

11 November, 2017

L’Incoronazione Di Poppea

Monteverdi’s dramatic tale of treachery and love was updated on a stage dominated by a giant bed, with a set design by Peter Fillingham.

8 September, 2017 - 14 October, 2017

La Bohème

Barefoot’s youthful singers brought fresh poignancy to this dramatic portrayal of Bohèmian Paris.

24 September, 2016


For the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Barefoot Opera staged a performance of specially commissioned pieces sung by local choirs.

5 September, 2015

L’Elisir D’Amore

Soprano Sophie Pullen sang her heart out as Adina in Barefoot’s staging of Donizetti’s masterpiece.