Random Opera are proud to launch the first New Works Competition, and delighted to announce that our guest judges will be Sir David Pountney, Martyn Brabbins and Claire Rutter. The competition will see one upcoming composer have their work performed by Random Opera and receive a £1000 cash prize. For more details on how to enter, visit

Don Pasquale production to premiere on Marquee TV

Random Opera’s 2021 production of Don Pasquale – filmed on location at Glyndebourne and Piano Smithfield – will be available for free on the arts streaming service Marquee TV from Monday 7th June. More details to follow!

Donald Maxwell performs star cameo in Don Pasquale

Opera star Donald Maxwell will be performing a cameo role as Carlino, Malatesta’s phoney Notary in Random Opera’s filmed production of Don Pasquale. The scottish baritone, more accustomed to treading the boards at the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera, will be be more remote on this occasion!

Random Opera Company at the International Opera Awards

On Monday 10th May, Random Opera will be rubbing virtual shoulders with the stars of the opera world, at this year’s International Opera Awards. Following the success of the #OperaInLockdown series, Random Opera has been asked to work with the Opera Awards Foundation’s bursary recipients to create a virtual performance for the ceremony. Tickets for the event are available via the Opera Awards website:

Random Opera announces New Works Competition

This week, Random Opera Company announced a competition to commission a new short opera. See here for more details:


To read more about our successful lockdown productions, visit our Past Performances page: