'Opera as near as perfection as you could get it'
- Sunday Express
Tuesday night in the Speaker's House was a wonderful occasion for all of us, and I write most warmly to thank you and your colleagues for the splendid evening you gave us.
The Former Speaker - Baroness Betty Boothroyd
The Barber of Seville in Barbados
Sir Dennis and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening at Blenheim Palace, and in particular the performance by Opera Interludes. Your CD will be a perfect reminder of a very special occasion.
What a magical evening! Thank you so much to you and the other members of 'Opera Interludes' for a wonderful performance that was much appreciated by all our guests. It is a tribute to you and your colleagues that you managed to combine professionalism with a lightness of approach that was totally in keeping with the occasion.
Michael J W South - Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
I have been directed by His Excellency The President to write to you to congratulate you and all your artists for the wonderful and zestful performance of 'Cosi fan Tutte' at the Palace. Everybody enjoyed the evening and moreover understood Mozart's genius in a better way. You managed to pass on to the audience your joy in interpreting such music and delivering the lines of Da Ponte's beautiful Italian.
David Misfud, Captain, AFM, Personal Secretary to The President of Malta
What a magical evening! Our phone has rung incessantly this morning with resounding admiration for your
Louisa Barham, Attaché de Presse, Hermes
Thank you so much for yet another wonderful performance and for all your help in getting the event exactly right. Our sponsors were absolutely delighted with the whole evening and of course the Palace itself is the perfect place for entertaining guests.
Katherine Richards, Events Manager, Tommy's Campaign
A huge thank you for your wonderful contribution to the 'Venetian Carnival' at the Mansion House. We have received some fantastic comments about the evening and much of that was due to the quality performances of your singers and musicians. People were genuinely impressed - and apart from everything else - I adored it!
Carole Blackshaw, former Lady Mayoress of London
Your music considerably enhanced what was already a magnificent occasion and the result was unforgettable. Please thank the singers and pianist for their superb performance - truly memorable. Without hesitation I will recommend you to anyone who is contemplating organising a unique evening of musical entertainment. It was altogether marvellous.
Professor Robert Mair, The Master, Jesus College, Cambridge
Philip Blake-Jones (Artistic Director of Opera Interludes) meets HRH The Earl of Wessex at Windsor Theatre Royal
Over the last 20 years Opera Interludes has presented opera in palaces, castles, country houses, theatres, embassies and private homes. Recent engagements have been in London, Rome, Venice, Trieste, Como, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Lisbon, Montreux, Malta, Monte Carlo, Mumbai, Marrakech and Hong Kong.
Venues in the United Kingdom include St James's Palace, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace, The House of Commons, 10 Downing Street, Blenheim Palace, The Victoria and Albert Museum, at the Windsor and Salisbury International Festivals, the Barbados Festival and in a Gala Concert in Hamburg with the City of London Sinfonia for an audience of 5,000.
Opera Interludes performed at a private party for the Spice Girls
London Festival Opera the associate company of Opera Interludes, also provides opera of the highest artistic standards for corporate, charity and private occasions. LFO generally specialises in performances of a larger scale. Whether you choose London Festival Opera and Opera Interludes both companies will work with you to create the perfect entertainment for your event.
Particular highlights have included presenting The Barber of Seville in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales at Chequers, for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at St James Palace, in Moscow as part of the events surrounding Her Majesty The Queen's State Visit to Russia, for the President of Malta in Valetta, Baroness Thatcher at Blenheim Palace, The Right Hon Betty Boothroyd in the Speaker's House, and at a private party in London for the Spice Girls.
Michael Wade our Honorary Chairman has been a guiding light since the formation of the company. His home Trafalgar Park in Wiltshire was the venue for our recent recording A Night at the Opera. Trafalgar Park is a popular venue for weddings, corporate and private events and the magnificent Baroque Hall is a perfect venue for opera and other events.
In May 2014 Michael hosted a dinner and concert at St John's Smith Square in London to celebrate a land-mark birthday. The Southbank Sinfonia played Saint-Seans 'Organ Symphony' which he conducted himself - something Michael had never done before! The concert raised funds for the Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Southbank Sinfonia.
Dame Norma Major after one of our performances at Chequers