Welcome to York Opera

York Opera is York’s leading amateur opera company. Each year we produce a number of operas, operettas and concerts, including some for charity. Our singers are from all over Yorkshire, and are occasionally even recruited internationally!

We sing for pleasure – of ourselves and our audiences – and to critical acclaim. Recent reviews have commented on both the quality of the performances and the enjoyment given to our audiences (see our past productions page).

We have recently had an article about the company and Nabucco published on the York Mix website.

Our Current Production

On 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th November 2016 we will be performing Puccini's Turandot in York Theatre Royal under the baton of Alasdair Jamieson.

All the roles have now been cast, with a mixture of old and new members taking parts. Details can be found here.

Tickets are available via York Theatre Royal website or directly from the company. Details can be found here.

The York Press review of Turandot www.yorkpress.co.uk.

Vesper Walk

While the company are having a rest on 10th November, we are taking advantage of having the Theatre Royal available to host a performance by Vesper Walk.

Vesper Walk are a small group of actor/musicians, whose productions combine a range of contrasting musical styles. They will be performing Really Really Want, about a middle-aged woman who still wants to be a Spice Girl - can she achieve her dream?

Tickets are available via York Theatre Royal website or directly from the company. Details can be found here.

Past Productions

In April 2016 we performed a collection of staged opera extracts Tales of Disguise and Deception, in a style similar to April 2014's Tales of Love.
The operas featured were Verdi's Falstaff, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida.With 4 Stage Directors and 31 principal roles covered by 27 people this was in some ways the most complex work that the company has attempted.

We've added some photographs from our dress rehearsal here.

York Press published a review of the production in their wesbite.

York Mix published an review of the production.

Our Patron

We are pleased that Sir Thomas Allen is the patron of York Opera. You can read all about this distinguished singer here.