Hello, from Opera at Bearwood. Welcome to our website with information for audiences, friends and members. We bring good quality opera to the local community and hope to see you at one of our productions very soon.
Formed in Spring 1993, Opera at Bearwood is one of Berkshire's most energetic and talented opera groups. This group of dedicated amateurs and budding professionals was created to bring the live opera experience to Reading, Wokingham and central Berkshire.
The group believes that opera is fun and wish to communicate our love of the unique medium to an increasingly aware and enthusiastic audience, by singing our main production in the English language. Our productions have been acclaimed by press and public alike for their quality and professionalism. Each year we present a full opera, sung in the English language with costumes, sets and an orchestra. Additionally we perform a new year concert of either opera exerpts or a small operetta.
We perform at the superb Reddam House School theatre (formerly Bearwood Theatre), situated in beautiful surroundings, in Winnersh, east of Reading, Berkshire. Our productions take advantage of the grounds of the college by presenting a "mini-Glyndebourne" with an invitation to picnic prior to the opera and then come into the theatre for the performance.