This year we are delighted to announce another significant innovation - our own National Gilbert and Sullivan Orchestra. It is another indication of our serious intent to present the very best all round Gilbert and Sullivan productions that you will find anywhere in the world and the creation of a seamless link between stage and pit. We are particularly pleased that many of our musicians have played for us for many years. This year a contractual condition was that they would be available to accompany the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company throughout the entire season ensuring a consistency of the highest possible standard.
Our musicians have been drawn from all over the UK with a breadth of professional experience gained from playing for the country’s major symphony, chamber and opera orchestras as well as for West End and Broadway shows.
Sally Robinson (above) who has led the orchestra every year since the first performance by the Opera Company in 1994 returns to lead again in 2016.