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Preview Performance for Prince of Wales

We are thrilled to announce that “Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera” will feature in a musical reception hosted by TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at Hillsborough Castle this evening. Bruno Caproni, who plays ‘Joel’, and David Brophy, who will conduct the orchestra on June 18th and 19th, will perform an […]

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Q&A Questions: Margaret Thompson, member of The Belfast Opera Chorus

Margaret Thompson is a member of The Belfast Opera Chorus who are currently rehearsing for three performances in Carlisle Memorial Church on June 18th and 19th that will introduce this exciting new work to the world! Let’s find out a little more about Margaret: How did you find out about The Belfast Opera, and what […]

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Meet The Belfast Opera Chorus – #2

Meet the Chorus in our second episode of our series of videos and stories – without the people, we wouldn’t be able to make “Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera” happen!  

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The Belfast Opera Announces Cast

The Belfast Opera today has announced the cast for the World Premiere of its opera, which will tell the story of the City.  Internationally acclaimed singer Bruno Caproni, who grew up in Northern Ireland, is cast in the lead role. “I’m thrilled to be coming back to my hometown,” Mr. Caproni said. “I grew up in an Italian […]

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Q&A: Ciara Timoney – Intern for The Belfast Opera

Meet Ciara Timoney – intern for The Belfast Opera! Ciara is a soprano studying in her final year of Music at the Ulster University, Magee and is wanting to pursue a career in opera in the future. Ciara is a member of the Ulster University Choir and has also been a member of the Ulster […]

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Learn new skills and make something happen!

We’re hugely excited to launch The Belfast Opera Community Creatives programme. It’s now open for people to sign up at here.  Our Community Creatives team will be central to making the World Premiere of The Belfast Opera actually happen. The 50 young people will work as production assistants alongside the crew to build the set, make […]

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Sign up! Sing out! Join our Community Chorus!

A huge thank you to everyone who turned up for one (or all!) of our taster workshops for The Belfast Opera Community Chorus over the winter. Now, with spring finally here, we’re ready to move into the next phase of creating our 120-member chorus to sing in the World Premiere of The Belfast Opera. Two […]

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How do you write an opera?

“How would you even start to compose an opera?” I asked myself several times last year. After a goodly dollop of initial panic and wondering, at one level, the answer became straightforward enough – “with the words”; (at another level, much less straightforward, of course). But once the brief was set and the librettist Glenn […]

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What's Happening

Preview Performance for Prince of Wales

We are thrilled to announce that “Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera” will feature in a musical reception hosted by TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at Hillsborough Castle this evening. Bruno Caproni, who plays ‘Joel’, and David Brophy, who will conduct the orchestra on June 18th and 19th, will perform an […]

Q&A Questions: Margaret Thompson, member of The Belfast Opera Chorus

Margaret Thompson is a member of The Belfast Opera Chorus who are currently rehearsing for three performances in Carlisle Memorial Church on June 18th and 19th that will introduce this exciting new work to the world! Let’s find out a little more about Margaret: How did you find out about The Belfast Opera, and what […]

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