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Opa Rosa

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About Opa Rosa

An energetic ensemble playing music from the Klezmer & Balkan traditions, fast gaining a reputation as one of Bristol’s most dynamic bands.
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Fast gaining a reputation as one of UK’s most dynamic and virtuosic bands, Opa Rosa are an energetic acoustic ensemble sharing music from the Balkan, Greek, Klezmer & Roma traditions. With several combined decades of study and experience, all five musicians are well-versed in the musical traditions’ syntax and significance, capturing all the joy and sorrow that these traditions are so renowned for expressing. Deeply rooted in Balkan traditions, Opa Rosa’s music aims to explore and reinvent the motifs of Eastern Europe. With their lineup of violin, clarinet, accordion, double bass and percussion, their unique and refined sound consists of an explosive and grooving rhythm section combined with intricate melodies soaring over rich and nuanced harmonic structures. Following the release of their debut album 'A Feast from the East' they have toured internationally and captivated audiences with their high-energy and engaging performances. Recent gigs include a sold-out performances headlining Bristol Beacon, Green Note (London), Trinity Centre (Bristol), The Cornish Bank (Falmouth), Jamboree (London) and various festivals, including headlining festivals such as Fire in the Mountain, Smuggler’s Festival, Secret Garden Party, Valley Fest and Buddhafield. Enjoy a collection of vibrant and soulful melodies played with fiery precision, and let Opa Rosa take you on a foot-stomping journey through the Balkans and beyond!

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Klezmer, Balkan, Jewish music, Russian music
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Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Opa Rosa's Song list

List of Opa Rosa Repertoire:
Chosen Kale Mazel Tov
Odessa Bulgar
Hava Nagila
Simantov U Mazeltov
Shalom Aleichem
Dem Triske Rebn's Khosidl
Araber Tanz
Moshe Emes
A Nacht in Gan Eyden
Flatbush Waltz
Tanz Tanz
Bester's Sher
Ukrainian Sher
Hongu and Freylechs from Podoloy
Freylechs #8
Bagopolier Freylechs
Warsaw Freylechs
Leybedik un Freylechs
Hora mit Tsibeles
Duvid Shpil es Nokh Amol
Firn Di Mekhutonim Ayem
Mekhutonim Tanz
Broyges Tanz
Patsch Tanz
Mekhutonim Tanz
A Heimischer Bulgar
Der Heyser Bulgar
Boogich Bulgar
Monastricher's Rebn's Khosidl
Tatarisher Longa
Opa Tsupa (Serbia)
Uzichko Kolo (Serbia)
Ramajana (Serbia)
Ajde Jano (Serbia)
Jovano Jovanke (Serbia)
Jusufe Kolo (Serbia)
Damat Halayi (Turkey)
Gurbet (Turkey)
Kasap Havasi (Turkey)
Bucimis (Bulgaria)
Belmont (Bulgaria)
Gankino Oro (Bulgaria)
Rajko (Greece / Bulgaria)
Matia San Ke Ta Dika Sou (Greece)
Misirlou (Greece)
Apano Stin (Greece)
Thassalaki Mou (Greece)
Mazemenos (Greece)
Papigo (Greece)
Changulovo Oro (Roma)
Cocek (Macedonia)
Cigansko Oro (Macedonia)
Stretchko Cocek (Macedonia)
Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)
Zensko Za Raka (Macedonia)
Misino Oro (Macedonia)
Odi Zvezdo (Macedonia)
Belasicko Oro (Macedonia)
Maslincice Zelena (Macedonia)
Odeno Oro (Macedonia)
Pembe (Macedonia)
Siki Siki Baba (Macedonia)
Ako Umrem (Macedonia)
Geamparale (Romania)
Rind De Hore (Romania)
Hora Ca Caval (Romania)
Dorogoy Dlinnoyu
Shostakovich Waltz no.2
Toi Toi Toi
Pop Tunes:
Crazy in Love
Bad Romance
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows: 4-piece : Violin, Clarinet, Accordion, Double Bass Violin, Clarinet, Accordion, Percussion 5-piece: Violin, Clarinet, Accordion, Double Bass and Percussion 3-piece: Violin, Clarinet, Accordion Violin, Accordion, Double Bass Clarinet, Accordion, Double Bass

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

We need 1 hour to set up

Can you roam around while you perform?

If we are booked as a trio of Clarinet, Accordion and Violin we are able to roam.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?


Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

No, we can bring our own PA for an extra fee

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc

Opa Rosa's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1750
Up to 3 hours£2000
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Opa Rosa's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Linda M
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Opa Rosa we’re brilliant! They were the welcome band for our wedding guests and were perfect in setting the mood for the day. Everyone loved their joyous music, they were wonderful.

Jessica B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Opa Rosa are an amazing band! We booked them for our wedding and it was one of the highlights of the day! Their music is joyful and energetic - it was perfect. They got everyone dancing and created the perfect party atmosphere. We would definitely recommend them!

Laine L
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fabulous addition to our Bohemian wedding night. Wonderful music, authentic, different. Added so much to our special night. Would highly recommend.

From other customers:

Hafsa B
2 months ago, for a Wedding in Stourton
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5 out of 5

Opa Rosa played two sets for our wedding. The first was in the Temple of Apollo in Stourhead before and after the ceremony. The second was an evening klezmer ceilidh with the dance caller Ilana Cravitz. They each had a very different feel which was what we wanted. The music at the temple was enchanting and very moving - having it play as we walked through the woodland and saw our friends and family waiting for us made me very emotional as it was all just so beautiful. The evening ceilidh was a totally different vibe - extremely upbeat and incredibly fun. Ilana was brilliant, the dances were great and everyone joined in from the very youngest to our older guests. We had a blast - and our guests seemed to as well as we got lots of compliments on our excellent choice of band! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Opa Rosa and Ilana - having them made our day everything we hoped it would be.

Sarah F
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Exeter
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5 out of 5

Opa Rosa are total experts of their craft, and the skill of all the musicians in the group is outstanding. They listened to what our vision was for our wedding, and incorporated it all, taking on requests and suggestions. On the day they brought an unparalleled amount of energy to their session, making it impossible for us and our guests not to keep dancing. Me and my husband feel without a doubt, they were one of the BEST choices we made for our wedding day!

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