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We are delighted to announce that Bristol Opera is celebrating its Centenary Year.

So, what are our plans for 2023?

We are currently working on a Centenary Concert to be performed on 24 June 2023 to remember the company’s 100 years of service to the people of Bristol.  Alongside our annual opera performance – La Traviata in February, our creative team is working on honouring two Bristol icons: Concorde and Anne Harriet Fish.

We have acquired a new venue – the Concorde Museum at Aerospace Bristol – for our concert, allowing the audience to enjoy our celebratory performance, have access to the Concorde exhibition itself and to rekindle memories of many of our successful opera performances in this exciting, heritage space.

We have also commissioned a new short opera by local composer, Joel Baldwin.

This evening will open with a range of opera favourites drawn from our extensive back catalogue of productions and then we will perform the new work, ‘Fish’. We want to welcome back past members to join us as singers, support us as Friends and attract a wide audience of Bristolians who delight in the emotional journey that only live opera provides. 

We are now actively looking to involve as many existing and ex-members of Bristol Opera as we can in the concert so please come and join us in this celebration of all that is great about Opera today, and to reminisce about the great productions of the past. See our next Concert page for more details.

If you are interesting in taking part please e-mail the Bristol Opera Centenary mailbox: centenary@bo100.co.uk