Casting Announcement – Sweeney Todd


Introducing the brilliant cast for our forthcoming production of
Sweeney Todd:
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Musing how disappointed he was that Sondheim had not offered this new work to the New York Met Opera the 
former general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, Schuyler G Chapin, said “It is an opera, a modern American opera”.  

Richard Studer (Director and Designer) and Jonathan Lyness (Conductor) bring us a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street this July.  

Described by The Times as a ‘Virtuoso of the Arts’ Baritone Matthew Sharp leads the outstanding cast as the vengeful barber Sweeney Todd.  A regular at ENO, ROH and Opera Holland Park, mezzo-soprano Clare Presland co-stars as Mrs Lovett, the shop proprietress with an (ahem!) unusual recipe for pies.  Joining us for the first time is soprano Eleanor Sanderson-Nash as the charming young Johanna Barker.  Tenor William Morgan who you will remember as Prunier in our production of La Rondine in 2021 returns as Johanna’s suitor Anthony Hope.  

We are delighted to welcome back two of our wonderful stars from our 2018 production of Candide, mezzo-soprano Felicity Buckland and tenor Robin Bailey playing the roles of Beggar Woman and Adolf Pirelli.  A frequent artist at ROH, bass Simon Wilding returns to West Green as the lustful power-abuser Judge Turpin. Baritone Jonathan Cooke (La Rondine 2021) plays his greasy lackey, Beadle Bamford.   

This production with its stellar cast promises a thrilling evening’s entertainment.
West Green House Opera 2023

‘Constanze’ or

‘The death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through
the eyes of the love of his life’
 Friday 21st July 2023

Stephen Sondheim 
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2023

Showcasing our Young Artists 
Lunchtime Concert
Sunday 23rd July 2023

Early Music Evening
Oz Clarke with Armonico Consort
‘Drink to Music!’ 
Tuesday 25th July 2023

Jacques Offenbach 
Robinson Crusoe – in concert 
Friday 28th July 2023

Pietro Mascagni 
‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
Ruggero Leoncavallo 
Cav & Pag
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2023


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