The Dorset Opera Festival 2020
The Box Office opens for Patrons 21st January, Friends 18th February, General public from 3rd March
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
There are numerous social occasions occurring throughout the year. Please join us for a talk or a lunch.
...in all respects, worthy of an international opera house...
...led by two casts of singers that Opera North or WNO might envy...
...as good as any of their country-house rivals...
DOF…a perfect union of high professionalism and community effort.
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.
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.