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 2020 production is Donizetti's Elixir of Love
(sung in English)
to be performed on Saturday June 20th & Sunday June 21st
at a brand new venue close to Truro.
Read more about it HERE.
"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