University of Warwick Opera Society

Welcome to Opera Warwick

Opera Warwick is a welcoming and inclusive place for both complete beginners and hardcore fans of opera. We are a passionate group of students on a mission to emphasise the fun in opera and dispel the myth that opera is for the old and boring.

Who We Are

Opera Warwick brings likeminded people together to have fun with classical music.

Based at the University of Warwick, we run activites and create innovative opera productions (in English) with our friends at Warwick Arts Centre. We want to introduce opera to a new generation, and create opportunities for young artists and performers who may not otherwise get a chance to work with operatic material.

Everyone is welcome at OpWa, whether you're a singer, actor, musician, director, writer, or just someone who wants to give it a go!

How To Get Involved

We always love to welcome new members, regardless of experience! The majority of our members are students at Warwick Uni, but anyone is welcome to join us. Join us on social media and find out about our latest events!

In order to support the society, we ask those who regularly attend our activities to purchase a society membeship through Warwick's Student Union. This small fee helps cover our running costs and allows us to easily contact you about our events! If you're not a Warwick Uni student, you will need to create a guest account on the website and purchase an Associate membership.

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Where To Find Us

Here's what we've been up to...

Putting on a show

Would you like to direct or produce our next performance? Here is the Submissions policy. This document contains all the information you'll need to make a Pack; a plan which can then go on to become a production. We support young directors who want to grow their portofolios and push the boundaries of new and exciting Opera. So don't hesitate and give it a go!

Friends of OpWa

Opera society members are active participants in the musical community of the University of Warwick. You can find members who are part of Warwick Chamber Choir, Warwick Choir, Warwick Symphony Orchestra, Brass & Wind societies, Musical Theatre Warwick and many others. Wherever you are, there'll be a friendly OpWa face!

Executive Committee

Current Exec (2023-24)

Co-President - Katie Gibson

Co-President and Music Director - Han Zhao

Secretary - Gabby Stone

Treasurer - Dion Rudakubana

Marketing Officer - Ellie Stocker

Outreach Officer - Amelia Coleman

Social Secretary - Yasmin Dacre

Welfare Officer - Ferfinand Clarke


Previous (2022-23)

President - Megan Livermore

Music Director - Han Zhao

Secretary - Rebecca French

Treasurer - Josh Taylor


Previous Exec (2021-22)

Presidents - Alexandre Shinebourne and Farbod Salamat-Zadeh

Secretary - Rebecca French

Treasurer - Alexander Khadir

Past Productions

March 2023 - Manon by Jules Massenet

June 2022 - Der Freish├╝tz by Carl Maria von Weber

February 2020 - The Bartered Bride by Bedrich Smetana

June 2019 - The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, with re-written Jazz score by our own Theo Caplan!

February 2019 - La Vie Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach

June 2018 - H.M.S Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan

January 2018 - Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

June 2017 - The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan

February 2017 - Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II

June 2016 - The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

January 2016 - The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

January 2015 - Carmen by Georges Bizet

June 2014 - The Coronation of Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

January 2014 - Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This is an open-source website produced under the MIT Licence, any and all contributions are welcome. You can contribute by going to the Opera Warwick Website Github repository


The current maintainer is Megan Livermore. If you have any issues, queries or suggestions you can get hold of me at megan.livermore@warwick.ac.uk.

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