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Following the great success of the La Traviata tour, the dates for our 2014 tour will be announced shortly. We will continue to perform La Traviata and will also be reviving our production of Cosi fan tutte, which is set in the spring of 1914. This will be particularly appropriate for next year, which is the annivesary year of the outbreak of the 1st World War.Concerts will be performed throughout 2013 and 2014. All venues and dates can be found on the Productions page.
Opera UK was founded in 2005 and since then has achieved success in all three of its aims. First to take affordable productions to places previously starved of opera. Second, to encourage and give leading roles to our many talented singers early on in their careers.
And lastly to create educational opera projects for children. Details of HELLO MR DARWIN – our opera for young children – can be found under EDUCATION.
Our acclaimed productions have been seen throughout the UK and abroad, playing to packed houses and standing ovations. Please refer to AUDIENCE RESPONSE and PRESS.
Opera UK is happy to arrange Concerts, Opera Galas or Corporate Events.
These can be tailored to your individual requirements.
Choose a theme and we will create a wonderful evening for you. For further information, make your request to one of our team listed under ‘Contacts’.
From a Review of a Concert at St. Mary le Bow on November 12th 2009
“All six singers have marvellous voices and they all look as if they can act their socks off too. Opera UK and opera in the UK have nothing to worry about with talents such as these young singers.
Opera UK Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, number 6715084 and a Registered Charity, number 1126657
AN EXCITING 12 MONTHS FOR OPERA UK
Our new opera, especially written for children, HELLO MR DARWIN, with music by Paul Barker, had its premiere at Burdett-Coutts School in Westminster on November 25th 2010 and there will be performances in Primary Schools throughout the UK in 2014.
We are delighted to announce that JESSYE NORMAN has agreed to become an Honorary Patron of Opera UK.
Jessye Norman is a legendary performing artist.
She has just received from the White House, the National Medal of Arts, presented to her by President Barack Obama, for her outstanding achievements and support of the arts.
The medal is the nation’s highest honour for artistic excellence.
We send her our congratulations.
We are very encouraged by the support of our patrons and friends
Sir Ian McKellen
"The period between a singer, or indeed any performer, finishing initial, formal training and being established, is a crucial one. I benefited hugely from the opportunities I was given by the Prospect Theatre Company, with whom I toured in large classic roles for the first time as a young actor. I've no doubt that the aims of Opera UK, to encourage young musicians in a similar way, would not only benefit the individuals concerned but the music life of the nation."
Sir Derek Jacobi
"I am delighted to support Opera UK in any way I can. The whole concept is very exciting and its adaptability is a great advantage. I wish you every possible success!"