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.

Rigoletto 2017

Bath Opera's Summer Tour for 2017 will be Rigoletto, to be directed by Alexandra Denman with Peter Blackwood as Musical Director. The Summer Tour is our main fundraising activity.

Poster for Rigoletto, 2017

Beatrice and Benedict 2016

Thanks to all who supported our production of Beatrice and Benedict. Details of the show can be viewed by following the links below:

About the production | Cast | Rehearsal Photos | Poster

Poster for Beatrice and Benedict, 2017
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 Wroughton Theatre, King Edward 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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