Faust box office is now open!

Tickets go on sale on 1 February for our May 2017 performances.  This year we will be taking Gounod's exciting interpretation of Faust to Brighton, Lindfield, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Steyning and Uckfield and really hope you will be able to get along to see us.

The performance dates are:           

Be a Devil! Heber welcome new singers to join us for Faust!

  • Posted on: 19 January 2017
  • By: admin

Heber are beginning rehearsals for our new production of Gounod's Faust with performances during the last two weeks in May.  Currently we are looking for people to join our friendly opera company and we have vacancies for new chorus members across a range of voice parts.  Rehearsals are underway so if you want to get involved please get in touch as soon as possible.

We can offer you:

Merry Christmas and thank-you for a wonderful 2016!

  • Posted on: 18 December 2016
  • By: Dorothy Withers

Dear Supporters of Heber Opera,

As we approach the end of our first year under “new management” as it were we felt it appropriate to wrap up 2016 before moving on to our next production.


We have really appreciated all your support this year as we sought to take Heber forward under new management. In particular we would like to thank our new management team who have done sterling work without which we would not have been able to keep going.

So take a bow please:-

A magical Christmas evening at the Royal Pavilion

  • Posted on: 18 December 2016
  • By: Chrissie Berridge

Working at the Royal Pavilion has its advantages! I was tasked with finding two choirs for our Christmas banquets, and I thought it would be great to give Heber Opera the opportunity. Singing in the spectacular Music Room (the Prince Regent's favourite room in this iconic building) is such an amazing experience, even more so with the room decorated in its lavish Christmas finery.


A Feast for Opera Lovers!

  • Posted on: 4 December 2016
  • By: admin

When we planned the High Tea Concert I don’t think we had taken into account the fact that it was the first day of Advent so when we arrived to set up the hall ready for the ‘Tea’ it was lovely to find a Christmas tree and lights decorating the place which gave it a distinctive festive air.

Are you ready for the Burning Sands?

  • Posted on: 24 July 2016
  • By: Chrissie Berridge

Taste the summer as Liffey Carverhill offers up the secret of the Burning Sands cocktails, served to cast during the Pearl Fishers run. She says, “I had a few requests for the recipe for Week 1's cocktail. It begins as a precise science, but as many of you will have seen, it ends up with a bit of sloshing and tasting.”

Pearl Fishers Poster

Alcoholic mixture (chilled – use as much as needed!)

300ml dark rum

200ml coconut Bacardi

200ml Crabbies ginger wine

An Opera Newbie!

  • Posted on: 9 June 2016
  • By: Steve Smith

Last year I attended the Fairies, Phantoms and Fiends Heber Opera concert, mainly to watch my wife, Caz, perform. I had never watched opera before, and I guess I was thinking that I might not enjoy it very much, but nevertheless I was willing to give it a go!

The Pearl Fishers ends on a high note!

  • Posted on: 1 June 2016
  • By: admin

A huge thank-you to everybody who came along to watch us and support the show over the last couple of weeks.

We had a superb final weekend, starting with the atmospheric setting of St George's, Brighton on Thursday and finishing off  with two more sell-out shows at Steyning and Uckfield on Saturday and Sunday.  The audiences at all the venues were fantastic and the enthusiasm and support were greatly appreciated.