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A Masterpiece of Italian Opera

Italian opera has dominated the art form since its invention in the 1600s reaching dizzying heights of popularity with works by native Italian composers such as Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, and of course ‘The Swan of Catania’: Vincenzo Bellini

Meet six soloists

Director Neil Kirkman’s tweaking of the La Sonnambula plot sets the Opera in a Nursing Home. Combined with Graham Billing’s witty translation this gives great potential for comic antics and dialogue ensuring some laugh out loud moments in the show.

View from the Bridge

Alec Deighton joined Bath Opera in 2015 and is the company’s new Chairman. We asked Alec a few questions about his new role and vision for this innovative opera company.

The Director’s Cut

Director Neil Kirkman takes on the challenge of this year’s major Bath Opera production of Bellini’s La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker). We find out more about Neil’s vision for bringing opera alive through innovative stagecraft and design…

Gala Night with Isobel Buchanan

Saturday night is Gala Night at the opera. That’s when guests with gala tickets can enjoy Bellini cocktails and canapés together with a talk from Bath Opera’s Honorary Patron, Isobel Buchanan…

The Swan of Catania

Vincenzo Bellini was on track to be one of the greatest composers of opera in musical history. Yet his work came to an abrupt and tragic end at the age of just 33…

A Fresh New Look for Bath Opera

Welcome to a fresh new look from Bath Opera as we approach our next exciting production with Bellini’s fabulous opera La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker). With a feast of beautiful melodies, vocal fireworks and a hilarious plot this is sure to be an opera you will love. With a refreshed new image our bright new website […]