Welcome to King's College London's Opera Society!
King's Opera funds and stages at least two operas annually, including a Fresher’s Opera, scenes, and other major productions. Even if you are not a singer yourself, King's Opera Society is a great way to just explore your love for opera.
King's Opera also provides opportunities to gain experience in opera production, stage and musical direction, artistic design, and backstage work.
Last year, we staged Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges at the KCL Chapal in term 1, and our smash original production, The Modern Nobility, in term 2. Our first production for the 2023/2024 season will be, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, with term 2 being Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon! We will also be showcasing a third major production in term 3 – Bach’s Coffee Cantata!
Aside from productions, our programme will also be full of other performance opportunities, including frequent recitals, opera scenes, and masterclasses from industry professionals. There will also be free trips for members to opera performances and dress rehearsals in London plus monthly socials!
King's Opera holds frequent recitals which allow keen singers the opportunity to perform arias, opera scenes, and art song in a concert setting. Along with these extra chances to perform come the opportunities to gain experience in other aspects of opera as directors, musical directors, producers, and set and costume designers. Not only this, but our productions always require roles such as stage manager, flyman, lighting designer, front of house staff and much more! Even if you're not a singer, but an orchestral musician, become a member and get the opportunity to play in the pit for our productions!
A membership to King's Opera will allow exclusive performing opportunities, access to showcases and FREE entry to many other society events.
Thursday 21st September: 10am-5pm
Fresher’s Fair – Old Billingsgate Market: Come and find our stall at the Fresher’s Fair to find out more about the year ahead and ask any questions!
Monday 25th September: 7-10pm
Freshers Drinks – SWB 20: All welcome for drinks and snacks and to meet the committee, 2023/24 production teams and fellow opera lovers! SWB20 can be found on Strand Campus, just walk in a straight line from reception until you hit a door!