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The Category Opera Companies is a subset of Opera and Ballet Performances. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Opera Companies which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Company's Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- English National Opera

- Garsington Opera

- Glyndebourne

- Grange Park Opera

- Merry Opera Company

- Mid Wales Opera

- Opera Holland Park

- Opera North

- Scottish Opera

- The Grange Festival

- The Royal Opera

- Welsh National Opera

 

In contrast, the following Opera Companies do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Edinburgh Players Opera Group

 

! Opera Companies KEY
VISITS (to Website)27
VIEWS (of Record)34

‘Opera for everyone - London's opera festival in the City of London ... The Festival creates a dynamic new hub for opera right in the heart of the City of London, presenting innovative productions which push the boundaries of classical music ... Rarely performed pieces, new works and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on international collaborations promise a unique season.’ Held Late August - Early September.

 

* Opera in the City Festival
VISITS (to Website)47
VIEWS (of Record)57

Founded 1993: ‘Our well-established national reputation is founded on a policy of breathing new life into little-known works of the classical period, in lively and accessible productions of exceptional musical standards, with some of the best of the country’s young singers. Our staged operas are always sung in English, often in our own lively new translations’.

 

+ Bampton Classical Opera
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of Record)127
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Barefoot Opera aims to change perceptions and the experience of opera from the ground up. Expect opera that is fresh, direct and exhilarating ... fantastic singing with great movement and drama ... At the core of our work is a desire to create a true ensemble of performers – singers, instrumentalists and dancers, who train together to create outstanding, innovative opera.’

 

+ Barefoot Opera
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of Record)221

‘Bath Opera is Bath's resident opera company. Founded in 1977 the company is built around an acclaimed chorus made up of amateur, professional and semi-professional singers. Leading roles are taken by company members and outside professional and semi-professionals ... Each year we perform a fully staged opera with orchestra in February ... We also present a smaller fundraising opera tour during the months of June and July.‘

+ Bath Opera
VISITS (to Website)96
VIEWS (of Record)179
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Established in 2014, Berwick Festival Opera produces major operas re-orchestrated for intimate live performance in Berwick’s exquisite Georgian Guildhall and The Maltings Main House, and on tour. The creative team unites internationally acclaimed artists, orchestral ensembles and producers in a unique creative partnership with The Maltings.‘

 

+ Berwick Festival Opera
VISITS (to Website)15
Also indexedRocket Opera | The Maltings
VIEWS (of Record)45

Bury Court Opera began staging opera in 2007 in the intimate environment of The Barn at Bury Court and now presents an annual season in early Spring and occasional productions at other times of the year. Bury Court Opera was granted charitable status in 2013 and is dedicated to the support of young performers, directors and designers at the early stage of their careers. The Barn, with it's beamed interior, is blessed with outstanding acoustics and our aim is to demonstrate that opera produced on this smaller scale has the potential to have a greater impact, providing more immediacy and emotional intensity than a more extravagant production in a larger house.’

+ Bury Court Opera
VISITS (to Website)124
Also indexedThe Barn at Bury Court
VIEWS (of Record)172

Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) will put on Baroque operas that celebrate the fusion of music and the stage with performances that are not just “historically informed”, but “historically inspired”. There will be meaningful integrity between what happens in the music and what happens on stage. Baroque stagecraft will be incorporated into our productions in a manner that speaks directly to audiences.’

 

+ Cambridge Handel Opera Company
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of Record)141
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Early in 1950, two young musical enthusiasts, David Cairns (now a leading music critic and biographer of Berlioz) and Stephen Gray (later to become general manager of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), persuaded a twenty-two year old clarinettist called Colin Davis to put on a concert performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Thus the Chelsea Opera Group was born, so called because both its co-founders were then living in Chelsea. Since its foundation COG has led the way in performing concert opera, reviving unjustifiably neglected works and lesser known versions of familiar favourites. Many of the works rediscovered by COG are now in the repertoires of professional opera houses.‘

+ Chelsea Opera Group
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of Record)200
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'City of Manchester Opera was originally formed in 1998. Though based in Manchester, we draw our membership from a large area of the north of England. The Company is open to anyone wishing to gain experience of opera and currently we have around thirty singers. Our membership, aged from 17 to 60 plus, comes from a broad variety of backgrounds. Our aim is to encourage as wide a range of people as possible to access opera through our public performances. These include small concerts, larger concerts, semi-staged excerpts, concert versions of operas and full productions ... Our work is performed in original languages and to date has included English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.'

 

+ City of Manchester Opera
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)10
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1997 ... It performs with its own period instrument orchestra and has attracted considerable acclaim for the high quality of its performances, its imaginative programming, and its ability to discover and nurture outstanding young singers. Classical Opera  launched a new strand of work under the name of The Mozartists in 2017. While Classical Opera will continue to present performances and recordings of complete operas, our other concert work will be presented by The Mozartists to reflect our expanding repertoire and ambitious plans.'

+ Classical Opera
VISITS (to Website)161
Also indexedThe Mozartists
VIEWS (of Record)291
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'In 1976 Dorset Opera was registered as a charity with the object of presenting opera with professional soloists and orchestra, and at the same time giving large numbers of young people the opportunity to take part in the chorus and other production roles. Since then an opera has been performed every summer to much critical acclaim. For many young people this has been their first exposure to fully staged opera and is frequently the beginning of a lifelong passion.' Dorset Opera Festival held Late July.

 

+ Dorset Opera
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedDorset Opera Festival
VIEWS (of Record)247
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Since its debut in 1977, Duchy Opera has built up a reputation as one of the finest regional semi-professional opera companies in the UK, committed to staging exciting, inventive opera, as well as concerts in village halls or country houses. Duchy Opera uses Cornwall-based performers, musicians, designers & technicians wherever possible, actively seeking out young, emerging talent and encouraging innovation and creativity.‘

+ Duchy Opera
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of Record)343
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Outstanding chamber opera in London and beyond ... Creates engaging, dynamic productions of operas in their original languages, showcasing emerging professional artists, and attracting new audiences to opera. Established in 2014, Dulwich Opera Company presents an annual programme of fully staged productions, as well as smaller scale semi-staged performances, and education projects.’

 

+ Dulwich Opera Company
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of Record)130

‘Specialists in performing opera solos, duets, larger ensemble pieces and choruses, throughout the North West of England ... From the heart wrenching to the hilarious, we do our very best to ensure that you experience an amazing and entertaining event! Encore was originally formed by a gathering of opera enthusiasts with aspirations to bring opera out of theatres and into local communities, showcasing both established and emerging performers. This unique combination of voices allows Encore Opera Group to produce a very special and unforgettable sound.‘

 

+ Encore Opera
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of Record)140
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘ENO is founded on the belief that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to everyone. We tell the world's most timeless stories, unforgettably ... We sing in English. We believe that singing in our own language connects the performers and the audience to the drama onstage, and enhances the experience for all ...’

+ English National Opera
VISITS (to Website)167
Also indexedLondon Coliseum
VIEWS (of Record)315
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'The leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 55 venues and presenting as many as 110 performances per year. Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in opera.'

+ English Touring Opera
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of Record)278
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a company of over 40 singers and instrumentalists. We perform fully-staged operas’  ... Aim is ‘to encourage and promote vocal classical music, especially opera, through creative professional performance in local communities – primarily Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and also elsewhere in the UK where appropriate – making it accessible in language, venue and price; through such events, we aim to raise funds for local, national and international charities’.

+ Felici Opera
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of Record)68
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Fulham Opera is West London's Premier Independent Opera Company, and aims to deliver high quality, imaginative stagings of large operatic works.’

 

+ Fulham Opera
VISITS (to Website)153
VIEWS (of Record)148

'Gives performances of great artistic quality in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty. Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion, which sits within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London ...'

 

+ Garsington Opera
VISITS (to Website)232
VIEWS (of Record)324
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

+ Glyndebourne Featured

'Glyndebourne is an opera house in the Sussex countryside. It is home to: The annual Glyndebourne Festival; Glyndebourne Tour; A widely respected education programme; A library of audio-visual recordings of Festival productions, many now available on CD and DVD.'

 

+ Glyndebourne
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of Record)303
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Founded in 2019, Gothic Opera curates mysterious performances of rarely-seen operas in uncanny, atmospheric spaces, taking the dark, eerie intensity of gothic fiction as its starting point.’

+ Gothic Opera
VISITS (to Website)14
VIEWS (of Record)51

'Has established itself as one of Europe’s leading opera festivals. It has become synonymous not only with artistic excellence, but also the warmth of the relationship shared between loyal audiences, supporters and artists ... Sister charity Pimlico Opera, founded in 1987, has worked for 26 years in prison. Additionally, each week the Primary Robins project gives singing classes to 1,400 children aged 7-11 in schools from the lowest quartile KS2 results..'

+ Grange Park Opera
VISITS (to Website)121
Also indexedPimlico Opera
VIEWS (of Record)189
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'HGO brings live opera, fully staged, at reasonable prices to the people of north London and offers performance opportunity to young singers. We perform our operas twice a year, May and November.'

 

+ Hampstead Garden Opera
VISITS (to Website)259
VIEWS (of Record)259

‘Northwest England’s professional touring opera company ... Heritage Opera is now regularly invited to play at top stately homes, large theatres, festivals and for corporate and private entertainment. One of the reasons for Heritage Opera’s continued success lies in its uncompromising musical standards. Only professional singers are used, and wherever possible, performers with a northern link are given preference. Recent developments include touring to various new venues in Scotland and Southern England ...’ ALERT Due to illness ‘we have decided to postpone all the events we had planned for 2019’.

 

+ Heritage Opera
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of Record)191

Opera at Iford is staged in-the-round and sung in English for an audience of ninety. Performances take place in the miniature Italianate cloister within The Harold Peto Gardens of Iford Manor six miles from Bath ... The Iford Arts – New Generation Artists programme is an exciting and valuable opportunity for young artists to take advantage of the performance opportunities on offer at Iford. Working alongside a dedicated team of professionals, we have tailor-made aspects of the programme to suit the individual needs of the artist. It gives all its artists the opportunity to hone their craft in a secure, yet stimulating environment ... Children from some of the most deprived schools in Wiltshire will come together this summer, to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch, write and take part in an opera ...’

 

+ Iford Arts
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of Record)166

‘The world’s only improvising opera company ... With an entirely new show every night, fresh from six brilliantly inventive minds and voices, Impropera can make a musical production about absolutely anything. With a bit of help from the audience in the way of suggested phrases, words or scenarios, Impropera draws you into their world of diverse characters - perhaps a chorus girl who never gets the part, a rapper, a parking attendant, or a pompous barrister; sung with profound emotional commitment and comedic verve.’

+ Impropera
VISITS (to Website)42
VIEWS (of Record)65

‘Nestled on a hillside in the tranquil Gloucestershire countryside, Longborough Festival Opera is a highlight of the summer’s country-house opera season, and a hidden gem of the Cotswolds ... Longborough aspires to be well-loved by our audience and supporters and to receive critical acclaim for our productions. Our operatic repertoire is wide and expansive, and our goal is to present operas that will come alive in our 500-seat theatre.'

 

+ Longborough Festival Opera
VISITS (to Website)293
VIEWS (of Record)254
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Creates new opera in new ways, in different spaces and places throughout the UK and internationally. Each of our distinct projects aims to stretch the boundaries of what opera can be and who it is for. We work with world-class and emerging artists, we create new works and reinvent existing ones - drawing on a range of cultural influences, theatrical methods, art-forms and technologies and involving local communities in the creative process.'

+ Mahogany Opera Group
VISITS (to Website)260
VIEWS (of Record)189

‘Small-scale fully-staged operas, in English ... in and around Tunbridge Wells. We take pride in producing professional standard performances with a cast that consists mainly of amateurs. The company is unique in offering opportunities to good amateur singers, both as chorus members and in principal roles. It is committed to nurturing promising singers, whatever their prior experience. Several of our members have started in the chorus and progressed to solo roles. Others simply enjoy the camaraderie of the chorus. Rehearsals are fun and the environment is supportive ... Why not come and give us a try? You don’t have to be a Callas or Domingo in the making. The only requirements are a good voice, musicality, commitment and enthusiasm. Experience will come. Confidence will grow.’

 

+ Matchbox Opera
VISITS (to Website)88
VIEWS (of Record)151

‘Find a production sung in a language you can understand, where you hear the words clearly, in which the singers convince you about the characters ... You don’t need to pay a fortune or wear formal evening dress to see operas like this. You don’t need to know anything about the music or the story before you go. You don’t even need to travel too far, because you can see our live performances in towns and villages all round the south of England (and next year in Northern Ireland as well.).’

+ Merry Opera Company
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of Record)73
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘A medium scale fully professional touring opera company, specialising in touring to places that large scale opera cannot reach. Founded in 1988 MWO has established itself as a leading proponent of accessible opera in Wales and England. Mainly sung in English our operas tour to medium scale venues where larger companies do not, and with our talented singers and chamber orchestra our reputation is for innovative and excellent productions.’

+ Mid Wales Opera
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of Record)193
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'We want our opera to engage and surprise audiences. We want to stimulate and communicate new ideas, thoughts and feelings, and so we continually re-imagine what opera can do and what it can offer. That way we can keep opera a truly dynamic and contemporary art form. That is what we strive to do.'

 

+ Music Theatre Wales
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of Record)273

The Company was founded in 1995 to perform at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival - held Mid August, in recent years in Harrogate, Yorkshire. As well as professional performances, ‘the Festival brings together a wonderful mix of leading amateur performing groups who compete for the coveted Festival Champion’s Trophy’. In additional to its performances at the Festival, the Company tours productions in a number of venues before and after the Festival itself: ‘The Opera Company is completely self-sufficient and does not receive a penny of public funding. I don’t think there are many other opera companies of a similar stature who can say that today!’

 

+ National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
VISITS (to Website)55
Also indexedInternational Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
VIEWS (of Record)93

'Attracts sell-out audiences from across the whole of the UK to its annual summer opera festival. NHO has been staging critically acclaimed shows at its stunning Leicestershire home since 2013.'

+ Nevill Holt Opera
VISITS (to Website)274
VIEWS (of Record)344
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Committed to the idea of opera as a uniquely enriching "total" art form and one which should be open to everyone: through a modern but accessible production style, an emphasis on local participation and young people, and inexpensive ticket prices, the company has broadened the audience for opera in a region where there has been historic under-provision for the art form – and where the arts are uniquely placed to foster relations between communities.'

 

+ Northern Ireland Opera
VISITS (to Website)372
VIEWS (of Record)365
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 2015: ‘Specialise in the performance of operas outside of the core repertoire - enabling artists and audiences in the North of England to experience works that they would otherwise never have opportunity to enjoy. We produce both professional and community productions ... Opera might not be for everyone, but we believe that it can be for anyone’.

 

+ Northern Opera Group
VISITS (to Website)81
Also indexedLeft Bank Opera Festival
VIEWS (of Record)127
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Since its inception in 1993 Opera A La Carte has established itself as one of the UK’s most exciting and original chamber opera companies ... Building on the success of Opera A La Carte ... Nicholas Heath has formed its sister company, Regents Opera. Whilst Opera A La Carte will continue to focus primarily on small, intimate productions and corporate entertainment, Regents Opera will concentrate on larger-scale productions in a wide variety of venues.’

+ Opera A La Carte
VISITS (to Website)74
Also indexedRegents Opera
VIEWS (of Record)106
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Semi-professional opera company ... With the aim of bringing opera to Paisley and the surrounding area, Opera Bamba is hoping contribute to Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture 2021. The company was started to give emerging singers and production crew the chance to work in a professional enviroment and the opportunity to perform full length operas on stage. There are many routes and ways in which Opera Bamba is hoping to develop and grow, particularly in encouraging the involvement of the next generation in opera and the performing arts in general, as well as outreach projects and collaboration with other local arts groups.'

+ Opera Bamba
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of Record)259

‘Opera Brava are the UK’s leading outdoor touring Opera company, delighting audiences for over 30 years ... Our vision is "To awaken a new generation to the meaning and joy of opera by educating the young, enthralling the old and encouraging participation for all" ... This summer we are delighted to bring you some amazing evenings of opera in stunning UK venues ... performed by professional and experienced national and international opera singers ... Bring some chairs/blankets, a picnic and some friends and enjoy the wonders of open-air opera under the stars!’

 

+ Opera Brava
VISITS (to Website)65
VIEWS (of Record)86

Formed 1981: ‘The original objectives were to provide opera performances for children and young people, and opera for all, of high quality at modest cost, and to take opera to areas and venues where this art form is seldom seen. Opera da Camera developed as a small-scale touring group to perform rare operas as well as some of the more standard repertoire, excerpts and concerts performing not only in various theatres and at festivals, but also in unusual venues for opera’.

+ Opera da Camera
VISITS (to Website)54
VIEWS (of Record)103

Opera della Luna now gives over 200 performances annually in over 70 theatres nationwide. All our income must be generated from the box office and from the generosity of our private, corporate and charitable supporters.’

 

+ Opera della Luna
VISITS (to Website)38
VIEWS (of Record)57
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Investec Opera Holland Park London is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, innovative and accomplished opera companies in the UK, with an extraordinary history of producing rarities, alongside popular favourites. Whether novice or aficionado, OHP has something to offer – and all taking place in one of the most beautiful covered spaces in the capital.’

+ Opera Holland Park
VISITS (to Website)140
Also indexedInvestec Opera Holland Park
VIEWS (of Record)211
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘A registered charity originally setup in 2009 in order to give young artists the opportunity to perform in opera at the early stages of their careers, and to present accessible performances to the public. The last few years have seen the company perform in a variety of venues from barns in Sussex to pubs in Wales. Our educational workshops have taken place in village halls and schools giving children a flavour of what it’s like to stand on stage and be part of an opera. We’re proud to have not only a number of four and five star reviews for our performances, but to have received a number of awards for our work off the stage.’

 

+ Opera Holloway
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of Record)153

+ Opera North Featured

‘England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations. The Company is committed to producing work of the highest quality that excites, challenges and entertains. It tours not only throughout the North of England and to London, but also to opera houses on the continent ... and it performs at major international festivals ... Opera North is a vibrant, lively organisation which actively challenges conventional perceptions of opera. Breathing new life into the classics, the Company is also a strong advocate of lesser-known works and a champion of musical theatre. Opera North collaborates with artists and companies working in a variety of media, including film and visual art. Its versatile Chorus and Orchestra also perform independently, constantly revitalising their approaches to music-making.’

+ Opera North
VISITS (to Website)235
VIEWS (of Record)164
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Based in the Tees Valley in the North East of England ... Performs opera music at a variety of venues throughout the region ... The only amateur organisation in the area to promote and stage opera and aim to provide professional quality entertainment accessible to a wide audience ... Opera Nova provides a forum for operatic soloists and chorus to develop their abilities and new members are always welcome.‘

 

+ Opera Nova
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of Record)179

Opera On Location, created after the success of the production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Benjamin Britten) in July 2013, is a new vibrant opera company based in Sheffield with one simple aim: to perform exciting operas in real locations! ... We are passionate about opera, and are keen to share this passion with our audience. Our “on-location” performances are intimate - taking you right to the centre of the action by giving you a real sense of being inside the story ... A long term passion of the organisation is to develop an education strand to inspire the next generation of opera audiences.’

 

+ Opera On Location
VISITS (to Website)61
VIEWS (of Record)116

‘An ambitious, Olivier Award-winning opera company, producing innovatively staged, unintimidating, affordable and - crucially - high quality English chamber re-imaginings of well-known works and premieres of new operas ...  to over 50 venues around the UK each year ... We have a strong track record at reaching new audiences to opera: over a six-week run of La Bohème at Soho Theatre, 51% of the audience had never been to an opera before; at our performance of The Marriage of Figaro at G Live in Guildford, 31% of the audience were attending their first opera ... OperaUpClose moved into the Borough of Tower Hamlets at the beginning of 2017.’

 

+ OperaUpClose
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of Record)77
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Opra Cymru is the world’s only company performing opera in Welsh. The Company was founded in 2008 by Sioned and Patrick Young. Since its launch in June 2009, OPRA Cymru has presented four small-scale touring productions across Wales - promoting opera, promoting the young performing talents of Wales, and most of all, promoting Welsh as the “language of choice” for the performance of opera.’

+ Opra Cymru
VISITS (to Website)247
VIEWS (of Record)169

'An innovative touring opera company which aims to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it intimate and engaging. The company aims to reach those who are hesitant about opera, as well as dedicated opera lovers. Productions are fully staged but go beyond traditional theatres to a boat made of scrap metal, a restored Victorian poorhouse, a cylindrical shaft beneath the Thames, a cider barn, a winery and even 100 ft underground in candlelit caverns.'

 

+ Pop-up Opera
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of Record)129

'Opera in Devon, for Devon: Community, not Corporate ... Our aim is to present affordable opera which is complementary to that offered by the large touring companies or the corporate opera pops, and which is approachable and enjoyable for those who are not already keen on opera. We also want to give performers opportunities at all levels.'

 

+ Red Earth Opera
VISITS (to Website)157
VIEWS (of Record)286

+ Scottish Opera Featured

'Scotland's national opera company and the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland ... Scottish Opera performs in around 35 towns, cities and villages across Scotland every year.’ The Opera is based in the Theatre Royal Glasgow which is also the home of Scottish Ballet.

+ Scottish Opera
VISITS (to Website)191
Also indexedTheatre Royal Glasgow
VIEWS (of Record)256
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘SACO was founded in 1987 ... to provide performing opportunities for the many talented singers living in the area, and to involve young people in performing and attending opera. The company has a good reputation for providing first class music theatre on a small budget and is virtually self-supporting. An annual production at the Abbey Theatre in the spring is supplemented with studio performances, concerts and workshops in a variety of unusual and attractive venues.’

 

+ St Albans Chamber Opera
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of Record)221
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'An award-winning charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced homelessness and other members of the community, we run workshop programmes across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas.'

 

+ Streetwise Opera
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of Record)160

‘Seeks to provide: * Opera to a high professional standard in Surrey, Sussex and Kent - at affordable prices; * Opportunities for young singers, directors and designers in the early stages of their careers; * The chance for young people to explore opera through workshops, collaboration and reduced ticket prices ... We stage two productions a year at a variety of venues ... We are always looking for experienced and enthusiastic chorus singers ... A short and simple audition is required. Chorus rehearsals, which are held in the Croydon area, take place on Monday evenings and also on Thursdays closer to productions.’

 

+ Surrey Opera
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of Record)43
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'In 2004, the company’s high artistic and musical standards came to the attention of The City and County of Swansea who wanted to support a new, flagship touring opera company to help promote Swansea nationwide. Swansea City Opera was born, and the company now receives on going funding from the City and County of Swansea, Arts Council Wales and Arts Council England. Particular emphasis is placed on touring within Wales, especially Objective 1 and Communities First areas, where performances are given at a subsidised cost.'

+ Swansea City Opera
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of Record)304

'Brings the methods of theatre to the world of opera, creating innovative, flexible productions that entertain, challenge and inspire. Teatime productions work in venues of all sizes, from professional theatres to village halls. At the heart of Teatime Opera is the permanent ensemble, whose continuing collaboration brings depth and understanding to the company’s work. The mutual trust that comes from working together over an extended period of time allows the members to take greater creative and emotional risks in their search for dramatic truth.'

 

+ Teatime Opera
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of Record)176

'Founded in 1997 ... the home of new opera. Since its inception, the company has drawn on the skills of 10,000 singers, conductors, instrumentalists, sound engineers, lighting specialists, costume designers, videographers and producers to create over 500 new productions. In the process, we’ve become the "go to" platform for opera talent.'

 

+ Tête à Tête
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of Record)202

'Not since Thomas Beecham created his own international opera company in 1916, paid for with the proceeds from sales of Beecham’s Powders, has a new UK opera festival of such scale and ambition been born. It has quickly emerged phoenix-like to present world-class performance in the heart of Hampshire ...'

 

+ The Grange Festival
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of Record)202
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘One of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned for its outstanding performances of both traditional opera as well as commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers ...’

+ The Royal Opera
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of Record)315
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'Since it was founded in 1971 W11 Opera for Children and Young People has commissioned and produced 34 new operas, more than any other UK company, providing a rich repertoire for its cast of 9 to 18 year old children and young people ... Our long term mission is to create a workable repertoire of through-sung pieces that can be staged by schools and community groups. A W11 commission is as likely to hail from the rock, jazz or musical comedy genres as it is to embrace many-layered contemporary classical writing.'

+ W11 Opera for Young People
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of Record)290

'Transforms lives through the power of opera. We are passionate about opera and want to share this passion with as many people as possible. We do this with award winning performances of fully staged opera and concerts which combine a sense of adventure with the highest possible quality. We keep our performances accessible through affordable ticket prices. Beyond the theatre we connect with people through our community and education work and digital projects.'

+ Welsh National Opera
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of Record)340
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'Music at Woodhouse has had great pleasure in bringing you concerts, master classes, academy courses, music drama and, of course, summer opera festivals since 2000. Woodhouse has grown from very just smallish beginnings into a much larger enterprise but always aiming to retain its intimate and friendly character and with an array of talented artists since the early days ... We are delighted that Woodhouse has been able to help so many young artists to advance in their careers as well.'

+ Woodhouse Opera
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West Green House Opera is a small charity which exists to support emerging artists in a nurturing and creative environment. Our week-long Opera Season offers new productions staged by opera professionals in stunning, purpose-built Green Theatres set in the lovely gardens at West Green.’

 

@ West Green House
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‘The world's leading opera magazine and provides a unique and all-encompassing perspective on the international opera scene through its lively and colourful mix of news, reviews, interviews, travel articles and commentary ... Read about new productions, festivals, performance previews and world premieres, plus reviews of all the latest opera CDs, DVDs, books, websites and films. Opera Now is the global platform for opera, reaching out to opera lovers worldwide, but also into the heart of the industry from the grassroots to the glamorous.‘

 

~ Opera Now
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‘Offers you a "What's On" facility - listings of forthcoming events - and an "Archive" of opera performances giving previous casts and descriptions of productions. Our notes on a given work give the date of first performance in Scotland if we have been able to establish it. Both features are free to users although do please credit us. If you like our site, come back again; “like” on Facebook and “follow us” on Twitter. Tell your friends and let your colleagues know about us ...’

~ Opera Scotland
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'The world's most complete on-line database about opera ... Offering a plateform for opera fans and opera professionals as well: the Worlds biggest and most global listing of Opera performances. Proposing services for Professionals: access to the Archives and the Casting Tool, possibilty to list the production rentals for sale or rent ...'

~ Operabase
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