Julian Light Operatic Society

Light Opera in Ealing for the enjoyment of all.

Welcome to JLOS

Julian Light Operatic Society or JLOS is an amateur operatic society based in Ealing, West London.   We put on productions of Light operas or operetta for the enjoyment and education of our members and hopefully our audiences.

 The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are predominantly performed, and we are proud to preserve this great British tradition albeit updated for modern audiences. These productions are still, however, traditional in the sense that libretto and music remain essentially unaltered.  We also ocasionally perform other  light operas of composers such as Strauss and Offenbach.

Students or musicians in the early stages of their careers are encouraged to take part in our orchestras where they can gain valuable experience and enjoyment while similar singers or indeed experienced professionals have been known to play principal parts.  These motivate and provide enjoyment  and learning for our amateur chorus.

Our Last Show

Our last show was Iolanthe which took place from 19th-21st October 2023. Here are some photos:

Strephon and Iolanthe Fairy Queen Lord Chancellor

Operetta for All

We like to think that we bring light opera to the masses in that our ticket prices are much reduced to those of professional companies and therefore accessible to all.  Most of our audience members are local, but we are delighted to say that we do have a wider following from G & S fans.


Our next production will be Ruddigore by Gilbert & Sullivan, to be staged at Questors Theatre 17th to 19th October 2024. If you would like to take part, do not hesitate to contact us (See Contact page). Auditions for principal parts will take place on May 2nd at our normal rehearsal venue. See our webpage Contact/Auditions.