Maria Stuarda: Cast Up Close

We've got some new faces for you to meet!

This fabulous cast are bringing you some serious vocal fireworks this autumn in OperaUpClose's new English version of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. And when we say fireworks, we mean it, some performances have a limited seating capacity of only fifty seats! So you're going to get to know this gang fairly well. More info and tickets here:

(Click on the images below and hover with your mouse to read their biographies.) 

Help Us Create An Opera

OperaUpClose is producing a ground-breaking new English version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly and we're asking you to help us to create it!

In association with Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, we are producing a new English version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. One of the best-loved operas of all time, Madam Butterfly’s glorious music and tragic story have enchanted audiences for more than a century. This ground-breaking reimagining of Puccini’s masterpiece will be told from a female, East-Asian perspective, performed by a diverse-led cast of talented singers and instrumentalists.

You can help make this opera possible by donating a note, chord, melody, aria, scene, or act of our new version of Madam Butterfly.

You will be sent a PDF with your note/chord/melody/aria/scene/act - the perfect gift for yourself, a loved one, and the opera community!*

Benefits include:

  • Note – £2: your note sent to you
  • Chord – £10: your chord sent to you with an official certificate of thanks
  • Melody – £60: your melody sent to you along with a recording and an official certificate of thanks
  • Aria – £250: your aria sent to you, an official certificate of thanks, and your name in the programme and score
  • Scene – £500: your scene sent to you, an official certificate of thanks, your name in the programme and score and an invite to a behind-the-scenes sharing of our work so far on Madam Butterfly in October
  • Act – £1000: all of the above + lunch with the director of Madam Butterfly and two tickets to a performance of Madam Butterfly of your choice




*The copyright of the libretto and orchestration remain the property of the librettist, the composer, and OperaUpClose



OperaUpClose are looking for Trustees

As OperaUpClose’s activities and ambitions continue to grow, we are seeking to appoint a new
Trustee to work with the rest of the Board and the Artistic Director/Chief Executive to deliver our

We are currently looking for a someone with financial management experience to join our board of trustees and to sit on the Finance sub-committee.

Interested? Click on the button below to head to the full Job Description