York Opera

Founded: 
1967
Active status: 
Producing opera
Company Type: 
Community
About Us: 

In a nutshell: we’re York’s leading amateur opera company. Each year we produce a number of operas, operettas and concerts, with singers from all over Yorkshire and far beyond!

We sing for pleasure and to entertain our audiences, and we’re pretty good at what we do. Our performances have been critically acclaimed year after year, and we don’t like to boast, but our 50th anniversary production of Turandot was a finalist in the Best Production category at the York Culture Awards 2017.

We have a rich history dating back to our first performance as City Opera Group York in 1967. Since then we’ve flourished, and now enjoy performing our main shows on the stage of York Theatre Royal, as well as working with smaller venues for our spring productions, including the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, the National Centre for Early Music and York Guildhall.

We’re delighted to have the magnificent Sir Thomas Allen as our patron.

Address: 
York Opera
York
United Kingdom