Aylesbury Opera is a performing group, currently producing one fully staged opera with orchestra each year, at the Court Theatre, Tring.
We also regularly put on concert performances of both full operas and highlights in and around the Vale of Aylesbury, led by our professional Musical Director, Kelvin Lim.
Registered Charity No. 1163815
Our Main Production - Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns - 27 Feb, 1 and 2 Mar 2019
Our new Patron - Nelly Miricioiu
We are incredibly excited to announce that the world-renowned soprano Nelly Miricioiu has kindly agreed to become Aylesbury Opera's Patron. Here is her response to attending our final performance of Norma (Saturday 3rd March 2018):
Tonight we ventured out in the last remnants of the snow, to watch a production of Norma by Aylesbury Ópera - a company for which I have recently, very proudly, become the Patron. Norma is a hugely difficult piece, and I was amazed by how the entire company - soloists, chorus and orchestra - came together to produce such a successful, impressive performance. This was the last of three performances - directed by Alison Marshall - all of which I believe to have been a great success.
Congratulations to my student, the beautiful Demelza Stafford who sang the role of Norma with passion, class and a fantastic approach to an incredibly demanding role. Bravi to the whole cast - Borja Gomez-Ferrer, Urszula Bock, Tobias Odenwald, Ilana Jacobs and Philip Hayes - each of whom gave strong, individual performances and showed their excellent vocal abilities. Huge congratulations to dearest Kelvin Lim for his musical vision, dedication and empathy, and for leading the entire ensemble on a very special musical journey.
In a world where people often claim Opera is old fashioned, it is so heartening to see such a diverse group of people commit themselves so deeply to a performance - and to be welcomed by a full, supportive audience. Bravi to you all - I am delighted to be your patron, and I look forward to many occasions to be reunited in the future!