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We make opera for our generation.

We unite passionate young people with world-class professionals through meaningful storytelling and inspiring new music. Opera Schmopera makes operas with young people that speak to ALL people.
Don't believe us? Just watch the Channel 4 News report on A Shoe Full of Stars, our award-winning opera about teenagers' responses to terrorism (YAMAwards - Best Opera for Young Audiences 2018).
A Shoe Full of Stars
the magic lantern
The magic lantern
A new commission for the Royal Opera House's Youth company (2019). Maxine, a poor traveller, uses boxes of light - called "Magic Lanterns" - to entertain the public on the streets of London. But with a slave master chasing her, will the Lanterns' magic help her to escape?
Lizzie and the Dark
This is how Lizzie learned to not be afraid of the dark. Featuring animation from BAFTA Award-winner, Nandita Jain and co-composed with a class of York primary school children.
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