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
In the week beginning 11th May 2015 we return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for Johann Strauss II's ever-popular operetta Die Fledermaus. With Derek Chivers joining us again as Musical Director, and Lucy Thomson-Smith as Stage Director, this should be an enchanting evening's entertainment.
Music rehearsals started on 15th January, and floor rehearsals from the beginning of February. Please contact us for further information.
The principal roles have now been cast and the list is available here. We have some new faces, some old faces returned, and some of our usuual stalwarts.
We were in the Theatre Royal in November 2014, performing Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. See production photos here!
YorkMix have published a review of the production here, and a review by York Press is available here. York Press have also created a gallery of images taken at the dress rehearsal here.
We are pleased that Sir Thomas Allen is the patron of York Opera. You can read all about this distinguished singer here.