Carmen with Bolton Symphony Orchestra / BMSC

May 13th 2023

Outreach Opera had an incredible night singing with Bolton Symphony Orchestra as part of their production of Carmen. In the title role, Georgina Rosanna Crowe enjoyed bringing Carmen’s fiery character to life, whilst Helen Latham sang the role of the determined Michaela. Don Jose was sung beautifully by tenor Michael Jones, with a wonderful chorus performance given by Bolton’s BCMCS Choral and The BMS Singers. A huge congratulations to everyone involved – especially to BSO’s conductor Ben Crick who brought the whole project together.

Carols By Candlelight

December 20th 2022

Outreach Opera delivered their first festive concert at Salmesbury Hall, Nr Preston. Audiences listened to opera extracts, piano favourites and Christmas Carols at the historic stately home in Lancashire. Despite the cold, Georgina Rosanna Crowe, Helen Latham and pianist Christopher Ellis roused the audience who joined in with the popular Christmas Carols.

Gaia at The Priory, Lancaster

July 8th 2022

Lancaster Priory were lucky enough to become the temporary home of Gaia, an Earth sculpture designed by a talented visual artist, Luke Jerram. At the Priory until July 17, Outreach Opera were invited to offer an evening concert underneath the installation.

Tenor Michael Jones and Pianist Chris Ellis joined Outreach Opera for a spectacular evening under Gaia.

Hoghton Tower Celebration

June 25th 2023

Outreach Opera returned to Hoghton Tower to perform for their annual volunteers celebration. The weather was warm and sunny as they sang a mixture of jazz, musical theatre and opera to entertain the wonderful volunteers who work their magic at Hoghton Tower.

The Music Room, Lancaster

September 18th 2022

One of Lancaster’s hidden gems is The Music Room, located on Sun Street. Built in about 1730, this special building was originally a garden pavilion. Its exceptional Baroque interior took hours of work to repair and Outreach Opera were lucky enough to be invited to sing for their open weekend as part of the Heritage Open Days.

Outreach Opera entertained a warm and welcoming audience, which was made up of visitors to the Music Room. Thanks to those who stayed and listened and also for the lovely tea and cake that was provided.

Last Night of the Proms – Astley Park, Chorley

September 2nd 2022

Outreach Opera performed to a packed out audience for their end of summer concert. Joined by special guests Bolton Hoover, Georgina Rosanna Crowe, Micheal Jones and Helen Latham sang a variety of proms favourites. Flags were waved, picnics were enjoyed and thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all.

Coffee Concert – Lancaster Priory

June 4th 2022

Outreach Opera very much enjoyed performing as part of Lancaster Priory’s Coffee Concert series to a warm and welcoming audience. Accompanied by Christopher Ellis, sopranos Georgina Rosanna Crowe and Helen Latham sang an array of opera favourites in the beautiful surroundings of The Priory, and a wonderful time was had by all.

Astley Illuminated

Oct 22nd 2022

Outreach Opera were thrilled to join artist Rebecca Chesney and About Time Dance Company as part of Astley Hall’s wonderful annual event, which see the drama of Astley Hall brought to life using artist and dramatic lighting. Also working alongside fiddle player Mikey Kenny, this thrilling event explored the history of Astley Hall, focusing on the many females who have passed through the hall over the years and their experiences within Astley Hall.

La Boheme Open-Air Tour 2021

This summer saw Outreach Opera perform one of the most famous and unforgettable operas of all time. Acting as the perfect introduction to opera, La Boheme follows a group of struggling friends, as they encounter the many highs and lows life that has to offer.

Rodolfo, a penniless poet and hopeless romantic, opens the door one fateful night, to an apologetic Mimi, who is looking for a light for her candle, and the pair instantly fall in love. But, with the cruel reality of life and all it has to offer lurking just around the corner, their journey is a hard one.

A tale of friendship, warmth, love and heartbreak, this opera certainly packs a punch.

These events took place in open-air settings across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, with an extended interval during which time audiences were invited to bring along a picnic to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings on the lawn.