Production Images: Peace At Last

In July 2019, OperaUpClose premiered a new opera for 3-5-year-olds, based on Jill Murphy’s Peace At Last. This 35-minute opera will be touring to over 70 schools and theatres throughout the rest of the year. Find out more here.

Photos by Holly Revell

Mary, Queen of Scots: Gala Night

On Friday 26 April 2019, OperaUpClose held a Gala Night performance of their new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots at The Charterhouse in Clerkenwell, London. Our guests enjoyed a reception with canapés and wine in the atmospheric Old Library and Cloisters before taking a tour around the historic building, led by one of its current residents. Following the performance of Mary, Queen of Scots in the Great Chamber (where Elizabeth I held meetings with her privy council 400 years prior), the evening continued with a post-show Q&A involving members of the cast and creative team.

This event was a fundraiser, raising money towards OperaUpClose’s Next 10 Years appeal. Find out more here.