Sondheim: Before and After


The National Opera Studio presents Sondheim: Before & After at Hoxton Hall in London on 14-15 June 2022.

Press release


Celebrated British opera director Keith Warner (who was a friend of Sondheim) and the Young Artists of the National Opera Studio come together to present a very special production celebrating the work of Stephen Sondheim. The show features some of his most celebrated works (Sweeney Todd, Company, Follies, Assassins, Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music) alongside music by composers who he admired (Britten, Berg, Ravel) and by American composers who have learned from his legacy (Jake Heggie, Jeanine Tesori, Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli).


Warner’s semi-staged production – accompanied by NOS’s repetiteurs – weaves comedy, mystery and tragedy into one highly-entertaining performance.


Keith Warner is one of the most sought-after directors in the UK. His production of Berg’s Wozzeck at the London Royal Opera House was awarded the Olivier Award as “best opera production 2003“.