Our New Opera on Radio Sheffield


Today on Paulette Edwards’ BBC Radio Sheffield you can hear Oliver Gildea (Des) and Sarah Kinsey (Donna) singing, and Robert Webb and Stephen Holmes being interviewed about Donna and Her Mobile.

Listen to the interview below:-

Also here is a clip of Sarah Ashton as Norma in #donnaandhermobile during the Tech rehearsal.

Sarah Ashton as Norma in #donnaandhermobile – tech rehearsal.

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Plus the “Bitches Chorus” Rehearsal!

Tech rehearsal for #donnaandhermobile

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Cinderella at Sheffield Cathedral – Classical Weekend

As part of the ‪#‎ClassicalWeekend‬ ‪#‎SheffieldCityOpera‬ is performing a reduced version of Jules Massenet Cinderella. Come along an enjoy a great (short) opera!

25th October 2015 – 1pm – Sheffield Cathedral

Tickets available on the door.


Musical Director and Pianist- Robert Webb

  • Cinderella (Lucette) – Sarah Richards
  • Cinderella’s Stepmother (Mme de la Haltiere) – Rachel Abbott
  • Cinderella’s Stepsisters (Noemie and Dorothee) – Fiona Constantine & Alexandra Robinson
  • Cinderella’s Father (Pandolfe) – Mike Willis
  • Prince Charming Rebecca Lambert
  • The King – Jeremy Craven
  • The Fairy Godmother – Lorraine Webb


Anne Bailey, Celia Lock, Helen Mathers, Marjorie Skidmore, Brenda Wingfield, Lynda Glover, Jean Hulley, Ruth Speare, Christine Warren, Helen Wickett, Barry Dines, Jeremy Craven, David Tomkins

Cinderella – Opera – Sleep, Dream, Believe…


  • 7.30pm Fri 26 June
  • 2:30pm Sat 27 June
  • 7.30pm Sat 27 June

Click Here to buy tickets from Sheffield Box Office

Tickets can also be purchased over the counter at the Sheffield City Hall box office

A booking fee will apply

You can also purchase tickets from our site here.

Please note, the number of seats are limited – so don’t delay.

Sheffield City Opera Presents -Cinderella

Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1XZ
Music by Jules Massenet
English version by Jeremy Sams
Performed by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited

**For Health and Safety reasons, the Library Theatre cannot accommodate wheelchairs.**



Cinderella: Sarah Richards
Madame de la Haltière (stepmother of Cinderella): Rachel Abbott
Prince Charming: Rebecca Lambert
The Fairy: Lorraine webb
Dorothée, stepsister of Cinderella: Rosie Thickett
Noémie, stepsister of Cinderella: Fiona Constantine
Pandolfe, Cinderella’s father: Jak Laight
The King: Michael Willis


Musical Director: Robert Webb
Artistic Director: Kay Guccione

The story…

Cinderella lives in a grey world. As she stares into the ashes she cannot let herself dream like other girls. Upstairs it’s a riot of screaming colour as the stepsisters try on ball gowns. Their mother gushes as servants run in and out like ants. Comedy piles on comedy as the trio make some truly astonishing style choices.

Enter Fairy Godmother : Cinderella shall go to the ball. For Cinderella’s gown she borrows from the stars, the sun, the moon and a rainbow brushed with snow. Soon Cinderella unfurls into the being she truly is.

At the ball, dazzling days open up for Cinderella and the Prince. Each awakens in the other what otherwise could not be. Then, Cinderella in her haste loses her glass slipper – a slipper made of dreams. Without her dreams, Cinderella is lost. So is Prince Charming.

Enter once more the Fairy Godmother. As she raises her wand, her tender voice soars to the stars as she bids the pair ‘sleep, dream, believe…’

Massenet’s music underscores the action with wit, drama, and at times, sheer beauty – music that invites you to dream.

Cavalleria Rusticana and HMS Pinafore Double Concert

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When: Saturday November 23rd, 7:30pm

Where: St Oswald’s Church, Millhouses, S7 2DJ

Enjoy two opera favourites in one evening. Expect magic in spades thanks to a little clever staging and costume. Sparkle on the quarterdeck of HMS Pinafore with salty tunes such as ‘We Sail the Ocean Blue’ and ‘A British Tar’. Keep a lookout too, for Buttercup’ and ‘He is an Englishman’.

SCO’s double concert bill also includes Mascagni’s beautiful one act opera ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’. It’s Easter day. Feel the sun as Sicillian peasants sing happy songs of Spring. Meanwhile hearts are breaking. Let SCO soloists and chorus break yours too, with their exquisite interpretation of the climactic ‘Easter Hymn’.

Tickets: £10/£8 from 07547 230632

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Cavalleria Rusticana

By Pietro Mascagni

Musical Director: Gavin Usher

Turiddu, a soldier – Karl Reiff
Santuzza, Turiddu’s lover – Mary McCready
Alfio, a rich wine carter – Nigel Rothery
Lola, Alfio’s wife – Anne Bailey
Lucia, Turiddu’s mother – Jo Hutchesson
Villagers – Sheffield City Opera Chorus
Instrumental MusicLarkin Strings.
Organ: Robert Webb
Pianist: Peter Hurst


By Gilbert & Sullivan

Musical Director Robert Webb

Sir Joseph Porter KCB – Stephen Godward
Captain Corcoran – Michael Willis
Ralph Rackstraw – David Brothers
Josephine – Melanie Mastrototaro
Mrs Cripps (Buttercup) – Lynda Glover
Hebe – Rebecca Lambert
Dick Deadeye – Nigel Rothery
Bill Bobstay – Geoff Taylor
Bob Beckett – Jeremy Craven
Ship’s Crew, Sisters, Cousins and Aunts – Sheffield City Opera Chorus
Instrumental Music Larkin Strings.