Audience member, Riverside Plays Opera, Durham Brass Festival 2011
We wish to place on record our appreciation of the …evening at Consett on July 11th. We had not been to an opera or brass concert before but we thoroughly enjoyed it…We feel fortunate that we were able to experience this concert so near to home, as anything comparable, we believe we should have had to travel to London to see. We hope that… there may be more presentations in the future.
Patron: Dame Josephine Barstow
For over ten years InterOpera has enabled its Durham Dales audiences to experience the finest music in the world and through music to reach a higher awareness of the world, its issues and its opportunities. Under the experienced baton of Alistair Dawes, world-class artists drawn from the UK’s major opera houses, have brought live opera to a mix of rural and cosmopolitan audiences including people who have never experienced live opera before, as well as opera-lovers unable to access high-quality opera because they live in remote rural places or find accessing opera difficult in other ways.
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Projects and outreach work are used in many diverse ways:
- attracting new audiences
- promoting important themes and charities
- raising awareness of current and important issues in targeted communities
Blending international and emerging artists with local performers and creators, our aims are:
We use a wide range of venues and offer educational projects to dovetail with our productions. These projects build understanding alongside a sense of ownership and develop abilities and talents at all levels and ages.
Using contacts forged during Maestro Dawes' career at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at International Houses, expertise and imagination link hands with local enthusiasm and drive to produce our varied and polished performances.
Each event is individually and imaginatively designed to extend the experience of live operatic performance to new audiences and participants.
If you would like to discuss a project, please contact us.