2022/23 Season

The Cumbria Opera Group are delighted to announce our Season for 2022 and 2023

From outdoor Shakespearean opera to Messiah, and from a staged performance of Bach's St John Passion to another week-long Festival, we hope to be very busy in the next couple of years. Visit our support us page to see how you can be involved.


24th & 25th June 2022

A Night at the Opera

Our season opens in Penrith for a gala concert of operatic highlights. Three soloists take us through the best bits of opera, in an event that will be repeated at the Sedbergh Festival the following evening.

Friday 24th June, 7.30pm, Penrith St Andrew's: Book Now

Saturday 25th June, 7:30pm, Sedbergh St Andrew's: Book Now

9th & 10th July 2022

Outdoor Opera

Battlebarrow House Gardens (Appleby) play host to two afternoons of Shakespeare, Arthur Ransome, and opera highlights as the Cumbria Opera Group present family-friendly afternoons of opera. Swallows and Armenians - Karen Babayan's reimagining of Ransome's ever-popular story - receives a musical twist, while a one-person performance of Ariel - Shakespeare's most musical character - comes to Appleby for the weekend.  A selection of opera highlights complete the afternoons, performed by stars from the critically-praised Cumbria Opera Festival 2021.

Saturday 9th July, Doors at 3pm, Shows start at 4pm: Book Now
Sunday 10th July, Doors at 3pm, Shows start at 4pmBook Now

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10th December 2022

Handel's Messiah
St Andrew's Church, Penrith

The Consort of the Cumbria Opera Group return to St Andrew's, Penrith, for a performance of Handel's most beloved oratorio.

16th April 2023

Bach's St John Passion
Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands

Brought to life in a new, provocative staging, this performance of Bach's passiontide masterpiece promises to be a thought-provoking experience.


3rd June 2023

Cumbria Opera Festival 2023 Launch Night
St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Soloists from the upcoming Cumbria Opera Festival 2023 perform highlights from the Opera repertory, interspersed with exclusive previews of the Festival.


26th August - 2nd September 2023

Cumbria Opera Festival 2023

The sequel to our inaugural Opera Festival in September 2021, this will be another week of operas, recitals, masterclasses, and workshops throughout Cumbria. 

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