Poster for Jenufa, 2018


Welcome to the Bath Opera website. We hope that you will find it an interesting and informative look at the activities of Bath's only full opera company. Please contact us if you cannot find the information that you seek or if you wish to give us feedback.

New members will find a warm welcome from our friendly group and we are also looking to recruit more patrons, sponsors and friends without whose support we would be unable to offer the high visual presentation standards and performances that are synonymous with Bath Opera productions.


Jenufa 2018

Bath Opera is pleased to announce that our next main production will be Jenufa by Leos Janacek. Sung in English it will be performed at the Roper Theatre, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath from Thursday February 15th to Saturday February 17th 2018.

Bath Opera's new Honorary Patron - Isobel Buchanan

We are delighted to announce that international soprano Isobel Buchanan is our new Honorary Patron.


Rigoletto 2017

Bath Opera's Summer Tour for 2017 was Rigoletto, directed by Alexandra Denman with Peter Blackwood as Musical Director. Thanks to all who supported this, our main fundraising activity.

Rehearsal Photo from Beatrice and Benedict, 2017

About Bath Opera

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.

We sing a wide range of works, both traditional and more modern. Recent productions have included Nabucco (Verdi), Street Scene (Kurt Weill), Peter Grimes (Britten), Macbeth (Verdi) and Beatrice and Benedict (Berlioz). All our operas are sung in English. Our major production with full orchestra takes place in February in The Roper Theatre, Hayesfield School, Bath.

Summer Tour

During June and July, we take a smaller more intimate production on tour to venues in and around Bath and further afield, usually with principals, a small ensemble and piano accompaniment. The company benefits from being paid a fee for most of the nine or ten performances given, but the tour culminates with two public performances at The Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, Bath that rely solely on ticket sales.

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