Welcome to the world of Opera Foundry
Opera Foundry is a Surrey based Opera Company serving London and the South East. We are a highly regarded platform for advanced singer development and our membership (selected from across the whole of Southern England) is showcased in our performances. We present vibrant opera concerts in programmes that defy (and exceed) the expectations of the format.
We can promise you:
* The highest level of musical and vocal preparation
* Rich, intense, intimate singing
* Intelligent, passionate and historically informed programming.
* Opera by Opera specialists
Opera: ‘Rich, Vibrant, Intense and Glorious
– A Marriage of Passion and Intelligence’
We believe that Opera Concerts can be (and should be) a vital, engaging and richly satisfying experience for any music lover. If you are a seasoned opera-goer, our concerts are a wonderfully satisfying way to bridge the gap between trips to major productions. If you are new to the medium, then you can discover more music in one evening than you ever could seeing a single production. You will also hear more singers. A full Opera Foundry concert features at least twelve soloists. Sometimes it is more. You will hear duet trios, quartets, sextets as well as arias.
The repertoire we sing is concentrated around the core repertoire of the world’s opera houses. In practice that means mostly mid 18th Century to early 20th Century music in the Italian, French and German languages. Translations are provided with on-screen surtitles. English and Russian will also feature over time. Mozart, Verdi and Puccini are the composers we always return to. We hope you will join us.
Great Opera Composers Series 2018
Saturday 20th January 2018 – St Mary’s, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA
Saturday 10th February 2018 – Richmond Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, RichmondUpon-Thames TW10 6TH
Tchaikovsky and Rossini: The Mozart Effect
Artistic Director Richard Cartmale (formerly of ENO) presents an alternative look at the influence of Mozart Showcasing the music of three great opera composers, with pianist Sarah Quantrell and the outstanding soloists of Opera Foundry.
Opera Foundry is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with registration number 1172129