What We Are Doing

Opera’s extraordinary variety, combining singing, music, writing, choreography, and crafts, is the ultimate inclusive art-form with something for everyone.  

We are conducting virtual community consultation sessions with our partners to gather Covid stories and experiences, identify aspirations, and establish safer ways to co-create opera projects so that communities can feel safe to get involved.

If you are a community group based in Lewisham and would like to partner our Urban Opera Project which will take place during the 2022 Borough of Culture, please contact us.  

Opera Theatre Boxes

Our Artistic Director, Thomas Guthrie introduces a new vision for a national network of safe, exciting pop-up performance spaces.

Urban Operas

Urban Operas bring together communities and professionals to co-create and perform their own site-specific opera

Schubert 200

Schubert 200 is a joyous reproduction of Schubert’s three great song cycles, recreating the authentic creative ferment and raucous atmosphere of the salon.

The Secret Library

The Secret Library is a new commission inspired by the true story of an underground library created by Syrian rebel fighters.

Lockdown Songs

In March 2020, we paused our planned projects to focus our energy on a collection of Lockdown Songs in which communities, isolated older people, families, and NHS workers joined professional musicians.

Billie Homeless Dies At The End

Billie Homeless Dies At The End was conceived as ‘an opera for found voices and instruments’ by writer Tom Kelly

2019: L’Orfeo

In 2019, Music and Theatre for All presented Monteverdi’s revolutionary opera in a radical new production with innovative performance group I Fagiolini.

2016: Brighton Festival Installation

In 2016, off the success of our Death Actually and Real Life Actually projects, we took the Bach Motets to Brighton in an installation designed especially for the Brighton Festival.

2015: Real Life Actually

In 2015, communities in London came together with professional musicians to celebrate life!

2014: Death Actually

Death Actually was our inaugural project in 2014. A triple-bill for the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

Header Photo Credit: Håvard Christensen