Poster for La Sonnambula, 2019


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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.


La Sonnambula 2019

Bath Opera is pleased to announce that our main production for 2019 will be La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini. Sung in English it will be performed at the Roper Theatre, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath from Thursday February 21st to Saturday February 23rd 2019.

This year we have introduced an Early Bird ticket scheme, allowing you a reduction of ?5.00 per ticket for either the Friday or Saturday performances, if purchased before 1 December 2018.

Bath Opera's new Honorary Patron - Isobel Buchanan

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

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 Street Scene (Kurt Weill), Peter Grimes (Britten), Macbeth (Verdi), Beatrice and Benedict (Berlioz) and Jenufa (Janacek). 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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