The Opera Group is an award-winning, nationally and internationally renowned opera company, specialising in commissioning and producing new operas. Our projects aim to merge the best of contemporary theatre and music.
The Opera Group promises a great night out that will satisfy both the enthusiast and delight and entertain the newcomer. We don’t believe you need to know anything about either opera or contemporary music to enjoy one of our shows.
You’re never that far from The Opera Group: we tour two new productions every year, visiting opera houses, theatres and festivals, sharing our passion for great opera with the widest possible audience.
The Opera Group is based in the South East of England and is Creative Associate at Watford Palace Theatre, Associate Artist at Oxford Playhouse and works regularly with Anvil Arts Basingstoke and Brighton Festival & Dome. The Opera Group is resident at King’s College London.
WHO WE ARE
Artistic Director: Frederic Wake-Walker
Executive Director: Jane-Eve Straughton
General Manager: Alison Porter
Development Manager: Rebecca Redclift
Assistant Producer: Ally Rosser
Digital Technologist: Lee Scott
Finance: Declan Pollock
Press: Albion Media
Trustees: David Bernstein, John Gilhooly, Alice King-Farlow, Henry Little, Anthony Newhouse (Chair), Andrew Newman and Claudia Pendred.
Brighton Festival Argus Angel award for Artistic Excellence – Bow Down Evening Standard Award for Best Musical – Street Scene
RPS Music Award for Large Scale Composition – Into the Little Hill by George Benjamin
British Composer Awards, Best Stage Work – Birds. Barks. Bones.
Evening Standard Award for Best Musical – The Human Comedy
South Bank Show Award, Best Opera production – Into the Little Hill
Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, Best Opera – Street Scene
British Composer Awards, Best Stage Work - The Shops
RPS Music Award for Opera and Music Theatre – The Enchanted Pig
British Composer Awards, Best Stage Work – The Enchanted Pig