London Festival Opera is directed by a professional opera singer. Following a successful solo career with major British opera companies the baritone Philip Blake-Jones founded the company in 1989 to create performances of the highest artistic standards in the UK and Internationally for corporate, wedding, birthdays, charity and private events and dinners and parties. We also regularly perform opera in schools.
Recent appearances in the UK have been at St James’s Palace, the Goldsmiths’ Hall, Claridge’s, Billingsgate Market, Weston Park, Brocket Hall and Buxton Opera House. Recent international performances have taken the company to Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Monte Carlo, Africa, Hong Kong, India and Barbados.
London Festival Opera's commitment to excellence has led to many impressive engagements ranging from a performance at Blenheim Palace attended by Baroness Thatcher to a private party in London for the Spice Girls!
Accompaniment ranges from a solo pianist, harpist or guitarist to an instrumental ensemble, full orchestra, and orchestral backing tracks. Our programmes are bespoke but often fall into the following categories:
Opera Gala or Opera Soirée programmes of popular repertoire from the works of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Gounod and Puccini, as well as lighter pieces from the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan and Lehár, and the popular musicals of Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein and Lloyd Webber.
Our Highlight Series offers abridged performances in costume of The Magic Flute, Carmen, La Traviata and Madame Butterfly.
Our track record says it all. With nearly 30 year's of experience London Festival Opera is established as the market leader in providing live opera of the highest calibre. Our singers will have performed with the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera and the Hamburg State Opera. LFO is also committed to giving opportunities to exceptional young opera singers at the start of major international careers.
Bespoke Arias: we can make a special English translation of a famous aria especially for your event!
From its conception the London Festival Opera has enjoyed the continued support of the Honorary Chairman Michael Wade. Our CD A Night at the Opera was recorded in his home Trafalgar Park a unique venue for weddings and special events.
Contact us to discuss a Corporate Opera or an opera performance for a Private Parties, Fund Raising Events, Weddings, Product Launches, Surprise Singing Waiters, Award Ceremonies, Sporting Events, Anniersaries and all other Special Events. For an outstanding performance hire our superb opera singers!