Manifesto

For those who want something different, WE INTEND TO PROVIDE REVELATION
For those who don’t know the first thing about opera, WE INTEND TO GET YOUR HEARTS RACING
For those who find grand opera houses too costly, WE INTEND TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE
For those who feel intimidated by opera elitism, WE WANT TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
For those whose minds wander, WE ENCOURAGE THEIR WANDERING
For those who have seen it all, YOU WILL QUESTION YOUR UNDERSTANDING
FOR THOSE WHO THINK THEY HATE OPERA, LET US TRY TO CHANGE YOUR MINDS

Back in 2010 GO OPERA was formed by some opera nerds, sick and tired of seeing opera misunderstood. Over the past couple of years they have fused and collaborated with a motley crew of creatives and artists from different disciplines bringing live opera performance to a wider, more eclectic audience.

The aim of GO OPERA is to target people that wouldn’t normally consider a night at the opera an enjoyable distraction from everyday life.

At GO, we choose the best bits of the best operas, condense them to hour or so, sandwiching the show with drinks and general good humour. We immerse our audiences in an operatic experience that blurs the boundaries between reality and the imaginary, between performer and observer.

We place as much importance on the individual’s journey through the show as we do on the quality of music and the composer’s intentions. We hope to blend the modern and the traditional to fortify and promote opera, without distancing it from its roots.

By using a mixture of fresh talent, up-to-date technology and placing the work in unusual and pertinent spaces, we hope to inject the often exclusive, sometimes maligned opera world with a bit of youth and vigour.