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2022/23 Season

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

From outdoor Shakespearean opera to the debut of the Cumbria Opera Group Big Band, 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.


June 24th & 25th 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.

July 9th & 10th 2022

Weekend of Outdoor Opera

Lowther Castle & Gardens will play host to a weekend of Shakespeare, Arthur Ransome, and Jazz-inspired Opera as the Cumbria Opera Group present a triptych of family-friendly productions. Swallows and Armenians - Karen Babayan's reimagining of Ransom's ever-popular story - receives a musical twist, while a one-person performance of Ariel - Shakespeare's most musical character - invades the Castle for two nights only. The debut performance of the Cumbria Opera Group Big Band provides the finale.

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Christmas 2022

Handel's Messiah

The Consort of the Cumbria Opera Group return for a performance of Handel's most beloved oratorio.

Easter 2023

Bach's St John Passion

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


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.