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About Opa Rosa

An energetic quartet playing music from the Klezmer & Balkan traditions, fast gaining a reputation as one of Bristol’s most dynamic bands.
Balkan band
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Opa Rosa are an energetic quartet of Bristol-based instrumentalists. As skilled interpreters of music from the Klezmer, Balkan, Greek & Roma traditions, they are fast gaining a reputation as one of the city’s most dynamic and virtuosic bands. In their repertoire is a vibrant collection of melodies from all across the Balkans every detail and ornament of which is played with fiery precision. Their masterfully arranged tunes capture all the joy and sorrow that these traditions are so renowned for expressing. The ornate interplay of Isis Wolf-Light’s clarinet and Lulu Ruby Rose’s violin blends with the authentic sound of Thomas Hodson’s accordion, while Isaac Ellis dances up and down the double bass fingerboard with punchy grace. With several combined decades of study and experience, all four musicians are well-versed in the music’s syntax and significance, and their sensitive arrangements are grounded in a deep respect for the heritage and cultures from which these beautiful styles originate. An extremely versatile ensemble, their performance can be adapted to suit seated concerts, lively festival gigs, acoustic sets, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. Recent gigs include a sold out performance at their album launch at The Greenbank (Bristol), Trinity Centre and supporting The Turbans and Sheelanagig at the Jam Jar. Catch them touring across UK festivals this summer. Be warned - it’s hard to stay seated at an Opa Rosa show!

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Song list

Opa Tsupa
Mazel Tov
Odessa Bulgar
Uzichko Kolo
Tanz Tanz
A Nacht in Gan Eden
Flatbush Waltz
Dem Trisker Reben's Khosidl
Araber Tanz
Bester's Sher
Otaci Freylechs
Uzichko Kolo
Thessalaki Mou
Hills of Manchuria
Hongu and Freylechs
Freylechs #8


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Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£950
Up to 3 hours£1500
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From Encore customers:

Jessica B
7 months 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
8 months 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:

Stephen F
1 year ago

Thank you, thank you. You really made our evening a special one with your magical music. I never danced so much! Stephen Cumberland

1 year ago

Opa Rosa are a foot-stomping spicy stew of Balkan and Klezmer music cooked up by four flavoursome musicians who obviously love to play, and get their audience grinning from ear to ear!