Poster for Madame Butterfly, 2016

Beatrice and Benedict

The first chorus rehearsal for Beatrice and Benedict will take place at Widcombe Junior School at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 7th and for Wednesdays thereafter. New members will be especially welcome! Some principals may be required if called by Peter on some of the Wednesdays.

Neil has asked me to remind the company that there are some small non - singing male roles that he would like to cast on this first rehearsal. If you are interested then please let Neil know.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28th. The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will take place at 7.30pm after which the rehearsal will commence.

This is an opportunity for members to receive the treasurer's and chairman's reports election of officers and committee,updates on the future programme etc Calling notice, agenda and the paper work will be sent by the required time.

I hope that you are enjoying a break and look forward to seeing you on September 7th.

All the best,


Peter Grimes scoops three NODA awards!

Bath Opera's production of Peter Grimes won three awards at a NODA awards ceremony on March 5th 2016. NODA is the National Operatic and Dramatic Association and is committed to recognising and supporting performing arts. We won in all three categories in which we were nominated, namely:

Congratulations to Neil Kirkman Director, Peter Blackwood Conductor, Rupert Drury in the title role, all the other soloists and the chorus. Our thanks to the superb orchestra also. Finally, thank you to NODA for acknowledging and giving a higher profile to opera.

Peter Grimes (2015)

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) and Peter Grimes (Britten). 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. During June and July, we take a smaller more intimate production on tour to venues in and around Bath, usually with principals and piano accompaniment.

We look forward to welcoming you to our performances.

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