PRESS RELEASE – Bath Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ triumphant opening night

By a feat of organisation worthy of Figaro himself, Bath Opera opened their summer tour of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at Wincanton Memorial Hall on July 8th. Continuing Covid restrictions limited the audience size, but those who were…
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Wincanton venue sells out in three weeks – return performance now arranged on August 11th!

Bath Opera has never performed in Wincanton before, but it seems that this charming market town is full of opera-goers with no opera to go to!The Memorial Hall's 'Covid' capacity of 100 for Thursday 8th July was sold out in just three weeks…


When: Sunday 25 July 2021
Where: Wessex Suite, King Edward’s School, Bath
For full details go to Eugene Onegin

Pauline Viardot 1821-1910
I would like to tell you more about her.

Was she beautiful? Queen Victoria said not. Was she charismatic? Absolutely. On stage and off. Was she talented? She was a star of many operas with astounding technique. Was she clever? She spoke five languages, composed, was an excellent…
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Summer Tour – The Barber of Seville

Rehearsals have started for our summer tour of Rossini's comic masterpiece..Eight performances in 5 different venues will take place in July and August.For more information go to Our Next Production
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Bath OperaEvening – Lecture Series

The third in our series of evening talks took place on Wednesday April 14th. Neil Kirkman and Rupert Drury, stage director and musical director respectively, gave an introduction to Eugene Onegin, which is to be our next main production in…
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Summer Tour – The Barber of Seville

Taking account of the government’s key dates  for easing lockdown restrictions, Bath Opera has decided to shift the performance period for our summer tour of The Barber of Seville. Performances will now be between  11th July…
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Bath Opera evening lectures

Last week Bath Opera hosted a highly successful event, ‘An evening with Isobel Buchanan’. An audience of over 40 joined via Zoom to hear our distinguished patron give an entertaining account of her operatic career, her views on vocal…
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We all need Friends…

These are clearly challenging times for the arts. Nevertheless, Bath Opera continues its plans for BOIBA later this year and its two exciting productions for 2021...
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Barber of Seville – 2021

You may not be surprised to read that due to Covid-19 this year's summer tour of Rossini's comic opera 'The Barber of Seville' is being rescheduled for 2021.