Since its debut in 1977, 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 Cornwall-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 2019 production was Verdi's Macbeth,
performed week beginning July 8th 2019 at the iconic Minack Theatre on the cliffs at Porthcurno. Watch this space to hear about our plans for 2020.
"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