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.

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 show

Come along and see our next show. Tickets are on sale now:

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Our next production to be staged at Questors theatre in October 23 is Iolanthe. It will be our 100th main show since the first one which was also Iolanthe in 1949.

The Show is now cast with the following principals:

Lord Chancellor - Paul Clarke

Earl Tolloller - Paul Garver

Strephon - Tom Dalton

Private Willis - Jeremy Lowe

Earl of Mountararat - Stephen Roe

Queen of the Fairies - Judith Thei

Iolanthe - Katie Paterson

Phyllis - Antonia Gentile

Celia - Sally Avery

Leila - Sunita Dugal

Fleta - Maureen Fitzpatrick-Browne