Three Theatres

Bath Opera's tour of Mozart's Così fan tutte

Bath Opera takes to the road from 7 June to 13 July with Così fan tutte - one of Mozart’s best loved operas... Mozart’s engaging and hilarious tale involving two engaged sisters is given a new twist in Bath Opera’s 2019 summer touring…
Jenny Lind in La Sonnambula

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 the Soloists

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.
Roper Theatre

Bath's perfect venue for opera

Bath Opera's forthcoming production of La Sonnambula will be staged at the city's fantastic Roper Theatre. We find out more about Bath's latest live performance venue.

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.
La Scala Milan

The Operas of Vincenzo Bellini

Bel canto is Italian for ‘beautiful singing’ or ‘beautiful song’, and Vincenzo Bellini was the grand master of this wonderfully melodic style of opera.
Neil Kirkman

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…
Isobel Buchanan

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…
Bellini Cocktail

Why you need a Bellini Cocktail this New Year

What better way to welcome in the New Year than with a Bellini Cocktail - all the more appropriate as 2019 sees the much anticipated Bath Opera production of one of Bellini's best loved operas…

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…