Founded by singers in1990, Opera Circus is known around the world for its accessible and unique approach to opera and music theatre.
Their work embraces contemporary music, physical theatre, comedy, devising and improvisation. Opera Circus is based in the South West of England but has partnerships and collaborations in London with Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) and ROH2 with Opera Genesis within the Royal Opera House, in addition to Bridport Arts Centre in Dorset., Opera Circus performs, collaborates and teaches nationally and internationally. The work connects to a varied audience and also with those that would not normally choose or have a chance to see opera. The company works on a project by project basis with an ensemble of performers some of whom have worked with the company since its inception. Opera Circus is run by Tina Ellen Lee the Artistic Director and Performer.
We would like to thank the following for their support of the company and its work:
Arts Council England and South West, The Columbia Foundation, USA, European Cultural Foundation, Unesco, City of London Festival, Scottish Arts Council, The British Embassy and the British Council, Sarajevo, Bosnia, The Leche Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Awards for All, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Dorset County Council, The Jerwood Space, West Dorset District Council, Chalk and Cheese/Leader +, British Embassy, Zagreb, Croatia and The Joyce Fletcher Foundation