The Dorset Opera Festival 2017
The Dorset Opera Festival 2017

Performances (operas still to be announced) will take place from 25-29 July inclusive. Tickets will go on sale March 2017.

The Dorset Opera Summer School
The Dorset Opera Summer School

The world’s foremost residential opera summer school – sing with us or join our technical or wardrobe teams.

Social Events & Bluffers’ Lunches
Social Events & Bluffers’ Lunches

There are numerous social occasions occurring throughout the year. Please join us for a talk or a lunch.

Join The Friends of Dorset Opera

Opera is expensive to produce. In spite of the fact that our soloists often perform for a fee well below the norm, and that all our administration is voluntary, ticket sales etc. do not cover the full costs. In the past, we have been fortunate to have had the support of the Arts Council, The Foundation for Sport and the Arts, local authorities and local individuals. Sponsorship from businesses and grants from Charitable Trusts provide additional funding, but it is invariably necessary each year for the Friends to offer support from accumulated funds.

Previous Productions

Every summer, the Dorset Opera Festival gives six performances of at least two fully-staged operas, in the original language with full orchestra and professional soloists. The performances are of exceptional quality, attracting the attention of national critics and opera-goers from across the UK and abroad, as well as entertaining local audiences.

Festival Partners