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Auditions for A Masked Ball


27th March 2022 by No comments yet

Bristol Opera plans to perform Giuseppe Verdi’s  “A Masked Ball” on the 2 July 2022. The opera combines political intrigue, forbidden love and assassination, and is loosely based on an 1833 play, about the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, who was shot while attending a masked ball. Auditions will be on Sunday, the

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Opera singers join forces to support Ukraine


5th March 2022 by No comments yet

Fresh from the success of their recent performances of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, Bristol Opera are reviving their crowd-pleasing production to raise funds for the people of Ukraine. This enterprise is the brainchild of soprano Sophie Kirk Harris, who played the prima donna role of Adina in the production. She is passionate about finding a

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Casting complete for L’Elisir D’Amore


1st November 2021 by No comments yet

Casting is now complete for our 2022 production of L’Elisir D’Amore. Role Actor Adina Sophie Kirk-Harris Nemorino Oliver Chubb Belcore Timothy Allan Dr Dulcamara William Stevens Gianetta Ethel-Jane Cormack L’Elisir D’Amore is being performed24th – 26th February at the 1532 Performing Arts Centre. Tickets will be available by phone, email, or online. See our ticket

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Rehearsals starting for L’Elisir D’Amore


13th August 2021 by No comments yet

So, it’s almost September, and at long last will be heading back for rehearsals, at our new venue: St Mary’s, Stoke Bishop, (The Church Hall), Mariners Drive, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1QJ This is in fact a venue we have used in the past, and there is good parking on the streets around the church,

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Auditions for L’Elisir D’Amore


21st June 2021 by No comments yet

We are delighted to announce that Bristol Opera will be holding auditions for our forthcoming production of L’Elisir D’Amore on Sunday 18 July from 1PM at St Mary’s Church, Mariners Drive, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1QJ for the following roles: Role Voice Type Adina Soprano Gianetta Soprano Nemorino Tenor Belcore Baritone Dr. Dulcamara Baritone The

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We’re coming back!


8th April 2021 by No comments yet

It has been a year since we had to suspend Bristol Opera and cancel our performance of Hugh the Drover. But now we have some great news: WE’RE COMING BACK! To kick off our return, we will be starting rehearsals for our next performance of L’Elisir D’Amore by Donizetti 24th – 26th February 2022, directed

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COVID-19: Cancellation of Hugh the Drover


17th April 2020 by 1 comment

With the Government’s extension to the current lockdown, we have made the unfortunate decision that we will be cancelling our summer production of Hugh the Drover. We had looked at delaying the concert, but given the lack of available rehearsal time when restrictions are lifted, we do not feel we will be able to prepare

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COVID-19: Suspension of Bristol Opera


16th March 2020 by No comments yet

As I’m sure you are all aware, the spread of COVID-19 globally is causing a lot of changes to our day to day life, with information changing daily and measures being put in place to slow the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable in our society. As such, Bristol Opera will be

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Auditions for Hugh the Drover


10th March 2020 by No comments yet

Auditions for Hugh the Drover will be taking place on Thursday 26th March, at Horfield United Reformed Church between 7:30PM and 9:30PM. If you would like to audition for any of the roles below, please contact auditions@bristolopera.co.uk. Alternatively, we are still accepting new members who with to join the chorus. Please contact membership@bristolopera.co.uk or see

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Samson and Delilah is now fully cast


27th August 2019 by No comments yet

Written by Alexandra Denman We are delighted to announce that next year's production of Samson and Delilah is now fully cast, with a group of wonderful singers from Bristol and beyond. We are pleased to welcome back many faces that regular supporters will recognise from previous productions, and we are confident that we've put together

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