OperaUpClose Launches Campaign in Support of the UK’s Coastal Community Choirs

In support of coastal community choirs across the UK, OperaUpClose has launched a Big Give Christmas match-funding campaign. The company’s goal is to raise crucial funds to support their work with coastal community choirs. This new project is a significant development of OperaUpClose’s long-term commitment to community engagement. As part of a major new touring production in partnership with MAST {…}

OperaUpClose & Manchester Camerata Present New Version of ‘The Flying Dutchman’ on Tour

OperaUpClose and Manchester Camerata will present a new production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” on a UK tour this summer. English novelist and poet Glyn Maxwell reworked the libretto for Laura Bowler and Robin Wallington’s 8-piece chamber orchestration of Wagner’s classic. Under the stage direction of Lucy Bradley performers, instrumentalists, and singers will all reside on the stage, breaking the {…}

OperaUpClose Announces ‘Concerts in the Café: Shakespeare Re-Shaped’

OperaUpClose has announced its upcoming “Concerts in the Café: Shakespeare Re-Shaped” on Sept. 27 and 28, 2021. The showcase will feature music by Woolfenden, Gounod, Verdi, Coleridge Taylor, Kat Rose-Martin, Finzi, and Berlioz inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” “Measure for Measure,” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” The cast for the concert will include soprano Claire Wild, actor and writer {…}

OperaUpClose to Launch Third Season of Coffee Break Concerts with Shakespeare-Inspired Programming

OperaUpClose has announced the third season of its online Coffee Break Concerts, which will feature poetry and monologues alongside songs and musical theatre numbers. The season is comprised of two, 30-minute concerts. First, on March 17, will be “Episode 9: Shakespeare Re-Shaped.” Soprano Claire Wild, tenor Joseph Doody, baritone Rodney Clarke, and pianist Kelvin Lim, will perform selections from operas {…}