Friends of Midsummer Opera

Friends of Midsummer Opera was launched in November 2014.  It offers an opportunity for supporters of MSO to have a greater involvement in and to contribute towards the continuing success and development of MSO. 
Being a Friend of MSO also provides access to a number of exclusive benefits.  These include:

  • Priority Booking and the ability to reserve your preferred seats
  • The opportunity to attend selected rehearsals for productions you will be attending to see how our shows are actually put together
  • Invitation to attend our exclusive Friends of MSO Events
  • Regular updates and information about MSO, its productions and its artists
  • Acknowledgement of all Friends in programmes and on the MSO website

The first annual Friends of MSO Event was held on 10th May 2015 when Friends enjoyed an informative and entertaining talk from David Roblou about the history of MSO, followed by a recital of arias sung by two of our regular MSO soloists.  Since then we have held three further Special Events and the fifth is scheduled for 15th October 2017.  Recitals at these Events are accompanied and followed by Prosecco and cream tea, with the chance to meet and talk to artists and key members of MSO. 

Annual membership of Friends of MSO currently costs £30 for an individual or £50 for two people living at the same address. 

Current Friends of MSO are:

Eric & Wendy Adler

Shahab Ispahani

Millie & Michael Addington

Bryan Lloyd & Maurice Lloyd-Heyes

Mrs Jane Gross

Antonia Gross & James Marson

Karel Janovicky

Ruth Hansford

Ian Paton & Diana Stevenson

Ross Tulloch

Penny Savage

Gordon & Angela Mizner

Audrone Hodgson

Ian and Mandy Maple

Martyn & Linda Lewcock

Mrs Marlene Maguire

Mr Barrie Craythorn

Miss Hazel R Morgan

Sue Roblou

Terry Heard

Andrew and Anne Davenport

Chris Naylor and Vicki Naylor

Peter and Helen Williams

Susan Chandler

Edmund de Waal

Ben, Matthew and Anna

Dominic Nudd

Mrs Cynthia Russell 

Tessa Cross

Brian Solomons & Anne Marsden Thomas

C. A. Hood

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of MSO or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Friends of MSO Administrator, Brian Fine, on

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