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Registered Charity No 258553

Presenting fully staged grand opera,

sung in English


We are a friendly, welcoming and social group. If you like acting, singing with professional orchestras and soloists, wearing amazing tailor made costumes and going to the pub after rehearsals (this last part is optional), please come and see whether you might like being a part of our opera family.


Joining Bristol Opera as a singing member is possible at any time, but we prefer you to start rehearsing with us before the start of the new year, as the main production takes place in Spring each year. You are of course invited to attend a few rehearsals to get to know the group before you join. Becoming a member is possible after an audition, but nobody needs to be afraid as the process is very easy-going and just requires singing a few scales and a song to our Musical Director. The ability to read music is helpful but not a necessity.


Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm at Horfield United Reformed Church, BS7 9RE on the corner of Downend Road and Muller Road (entrance on Downend Rd). There is free street parking. Members are asked to commit themselves to regular attendance. When a production is imminent, additional weekend rehearsals are held.


To enquire about membership, either singing or back-stage, please contact our membership secretary Katherine Billington via email: membership@bristolopera.co.uk.

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