Garden Opera Season 2016
National Treasure Opera Now 2012

Timeout Opera Critics Choice 2011
An ingenious, comic, deeply felt, stirring production with menacing presence and vocal weight.
Opera Magazine
To play short video about Garden Opera click here
To play short video of La Traviata at The South Bank Centre click here
Go to season dates click here

Garden Opera at Prior Park Bath 2013
Garden Opera Season 2016
This year we are doing revivals of The Barber of Seville and La Traviata

The Barber of Seville by Rossini
The Barber of Seville is an gloriously sunny comedy and the ultimate summer evening opera.

Traviata by Verdi

Michele Panzeri Photography
Set in Paris, La Traviata is one of the world’s most popular
and accessible operas. Inspired by Dumas’ The Lady of the
Camellias, this tale of hope, despair and romance is the type
of intimate drama that Garden Opera excels in.
With many famous melodies sung by some of the
profession’s finest singers - accompanied by an acclaimed
ensemble of “formidable” chamber musicians - Verdi’s
eloquent masterpiece will touch you deeply.

Listen to our Radio 3 In Tune interview
with excepts and interviews from our Pagliacci & Impresario production


We have also had an overwhelmingly warm response from all our recent hosts, where we have either added a real sense of occasion and operatic magic to a special event, or helped to raise funds for a worthy cause; some of our feedback has included:

‘thank you for your magnificent efforts and wonderful performance which resulted in our Opera here at Tollard Royal…. It looks as if we will be able to give over £7000 to the charity Pramacare, which is absolutely marvellous and thanks to the efforts of all the people involved.” Richard Carlyle-Clarke, host of a Barber of Seville performance in August

‘may I thank you profoundly for putting on such a wonderful afternoon for us at Eastry Court last weekend. It was everything I had hoped for and then some. The cast was absolutely outstanding and the ensemble performance was something that set real standards... many many thanks for making my 60th so utterly memorable.’ Lord David Freud, host of a La Traviata performance in June.

‘Thank you all so much for giving us such a fantastic evening on Saturday. Already I have had so many glowing compliments about the Company and everyone was seriously impressed by the quality of the production. One of my daughters guests loved it so much that he is trying to persuade his parents to do the same in their garden!...We all agreed that it was a perfect final party for us here at Burlyns.’ Sarah Ede, host of a La Traviata Performance in June

Who We Are

- A Company that brings intimate and accessible opera directly into the heart of the community
Our Aims
- To bring opera directly to audiences across the country
- To perform within local community events such as festivals, charity fundraisers, schools, public and private celebrations, churches, and opera celebrations
- To work with school, volunteers, families and many others in the communities we visit
What We Do
- One high-quality, full-length opera, in English, produced each year
- Summer and winter seasons
- Education and community programmes
- Fundraising for charities