Since its debut in 1978, Duchy Opera has built up a reputation as one of the finest regional semi-professional opera companies in the UK, committed to staging exciting, inventive opera, as well as concerts in village halls or country houses. Duchy Opera uses Cornish-based performers, musicians, designers & technicians wherever possible, actively seeking out young, emerging talent and encouraging innovation and creativity.
We create a diverse range of productions, both traditional and contemporary, achieving high standards of performance. As well as entertaining the people of Cornwall, Duchy Opera is fully-engaged in the educational sector, reaching out into primary schools with our "School Run", and arranging master classes with internationally-renowned singers and teachers. We are keen to develop this area in the future with workshop formats for the 16+ age group.
Our next production, Donizetti's "Elixir of Love" start tomorrow WEDNESDAY!!
BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! We'll have some on the door as well.
who plays Adina
Elinor first graduated with a degree in Law with French before studying for a post-graduate diploma in performance and vocal studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since then she has performed many operatic roles including Despina (Cosi), Oscar (Ballo in Maschera), Adele (Fledermaus), Mercedes (Carmen) and Blonde (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) for companies such as Kentish Opera and Unexpected Opera. She has twice toured as a soloist with the Kent Sinfonia to China and has given concerts and recitals as far afield as New Zealand. Oratorio work includes Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Judas Maccabbeus, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate and Faure's Requiem.
who plays Nemorino
William is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Tim Evans-Jones, and of Durham University, where he was awarded a degree in Natural Sciences. He continued his training as a member of the Opera Works scheme at English National Opera, studying roles which included Jupiter Semele, Ory Le Comte Ory, and Castor Castor et Pollux. In July 2014 he appeared in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at the Bayerische Staatsoper, conducted by Ivor Bolton, where he also covered the role of Apollo. In 2013 he performed in Hippolyte et Aricie conducted by William Christie at Glyndebourne. Recent opera work includes the workshop of the new opera Between Worlds by Tansy Davies (ENO), First Triplet in James Macmillan's Clemency (The Union Chapel), Henry Crawford Mansfield Park (Hampstead Garden Opera), Alfred Die Fledermaus (OperaUpClose), and Anthony Sweeney Todd (Longborough Opera Festival).
"A company which refuses to rest on its laurels, is eager to experiment and keen to attract a new audience to the world of opera." Lee Trewhela - The West Briton
"Duchy Opera lived up to its reputation as one of the country's best semi-professional opera companies by putting on one of its finest performances." Alan Cooper - Cornish Guardian