Help Random Opera to bring an historic WORLD PREMIERE to the stage.
Random Opera is excited to be bringing the WORLD PREMIERE of Marianna Bottini’s opera Elena e Gerardo to the stage in 2023. Today we’re launching our fundraising campaign to achieve this goal, and we need your help! Visit our crowdfunder page now to find out more, and to hear the first ever recording of Elena’s aria “Perchè mai”, featuring soprano Julieth Lozano and harpist Mary Reid.
We’re pleased to announce that Random Opera has become the first UK opera company to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, and that we have committed to paying all of our artists and creatives the Real Living Wage for their time in rehearsal and on stage.
We are passionate about creating opportunities for emerging artists to perform opera, but we recognise that too often in this industry, the combination of low fees and long rehearsal periods for these opportunities place a heavy financial burden on the artists. We want to ensure that our opportunities are accessible to anyone who wants to participate – not just those with the financial means to do so.
By bringing experience from his work in the utilities industry, General Director Richard Tegid Jones has found ways to make the rehearsal process more efficient, ensuring that high quality performances can be achieved without the need for long rehearsal periods. This means that artists can fit the opportunities around other singing contracts, study commitments, or a day job, making the opportunities more accessible to all.
2022 Season Announcement
Random Opera Company is delighted to introduce a thrilling and unforgettable season for 2022, including two world premieres! This year has been one of rapid growth in the face of adversity. We have been proud to continue to employ many emerging artists, host our inaugural New Works Competition, extend our local outreach with the Random Opera Youth Chorus, and we returned to live performance! We have been busy! 2022 promises to be just as exciting and we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events.
New Works Competition Winners
We are delighted to announce the winner of our inaugural New Works Competition. After much deliberation, our esteemed jury comprising Martyn Brabbins, Sir David Pountney and Claire Rutter have awarded the prize to:
Evan Henry (Composer) and John Klaess (Librettist) for “Algorithms”
Algorithms impressed the jury with a pertinent story that was told with humour and yet with a deep sadness. Musically, the works submitted contained a strong sense of melodic line, dance-like rhythms and Jazz-inspired harmonies.