was totally immersed and engaged from when the curtain went up
until it was lowered. Director Terry John Bates once again directed
his large cast with such professionalism. I have said it before
I know, but this team together never fail to give their audience's
a stupendous evening of entertainment.
A rare opportunity in the UK
to hear and see one of Offenbach's comic operettas made an Autumnal
treat ..This is a provincial opera group with professional
soloists, Orchestra and Chorus presenting opera to a high standard;
showing just what can be achieved outside the London metropolis.
Opera performed this gala at both the Bromley
and Shephard's Colleges and at the Stag Theatre. Both galas were a collection
of magically themed opera excerpts, fully staged and costumed,
with professional soloists and the Kentish Opera Chorus.