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Dame Joan Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE and
Richard Bonynge, AO, CBE

We have the greatest respect and enthusiasm for the Carl Rosa Opera Company. The performances we have seen have been of the highest standard, both vocally and scenically and directed with wit and sensitivity. The Carl Rosa serves a great portion of the country in a way which the London companies cannot do.

We congratulate Peter Mulloy on running a company of such high professionalism and we wish that it will go on giving continuous pleasure for many, many years to come. We ourselves so look forward to future productions.

Dame Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge
Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge

Valerie Masterson CBE
To attend a performance by Carl Rosa is to know you are in for a joyous experience. I love the fact that all levels are represented - young, old and all ages in between all taping their feet to the tunes and roaring with laughter at the jokes and antics. All leave the theatre in a much better fame of mind than when they went in.

I have met so many people in the music and theatre business who tell me they were taken to a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan when young and so began their love for music and theatre. Carl Rosa Opera are doing just that for our future generation and giving so much pleasure to all other ages at the same time. Long may it continue to flourish.

Valerie Masterson
Valerie Masterson CBE

Denis Healey
I am so proud and happy to be a Patron of Carl Rosa Opera, I am sure it will do very well indeed. As a schoolboy I used to go to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford to see what ever the company was performing there. I was fortunate enough to hear Eva Turner playing Turandot, a stupendous performance. Wagner also attracted me ‘Though I remember being a little disappointed to see Lohengrin’s Swan made of plywood jerking along on a visible rope at the back of the stage.’

I will never forget the Carl Rosa’s Flying Dutchman, which led me to buy a 78 disc of the overture, which required me to get out of bed at the end of the first side in order to turn it over.

Warmest good wishes for a successful season.

Denis Healey
Denis Healey

Patience 07 Patrons Dame Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge and Valerie Masterson with conductor Martin Handley and director Peter Mulloy at the New Wimbledon Theatre 2007.