Creating world-class opera by blending the powerful combination of artistic vision, philanthropy, investment and collaboration.  

 
 
 
 
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An innovative new charity that puts philanthropy directly on to the stage. 

Creating and staging new productions of contemporary opera is one of the biggest challenges in the performing arts today, especially in an environment where reduced public funding has forced opera houses and festivals to do less and take fewer risks. 

Opera Ventures has responded to this challenge with its own combination of artistic vision, producing expertise and a focussed network of philanthropists. It will create powerful new productions which can be shared by several parters, harnessing and co-ordinating existing infrastructures (e.g. orchestras, theatres, rehearsal rooms and administration) of internationally recognised organisations, such as The Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Opera and Brooklyn Academy of Music New York.

Click below to learn more about our model and what we do.  

 
Susan Bullock, Andrew Shore, Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn in Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek. an Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera co-production (2017)  Credit: Jane Hobson

Susan Bullock, Andrew Shore, Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn in Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek. an Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera co-production (2017) 

Credit: Jane Hobson

 

 

Exciting contemporary work.

Our charity works with leading directors and designers to produce exciting contemporary work. 

Despite being a new charity, Opera Ventures has already produced an acclaimed production, Greek, and has an exciting production of Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli planned. 

You can learn more about our projects by clicking the button below. 

 
 
 
 
Susan Bullock, Andrew Shore and Allison Cook in Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek. an Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera co-production (2017)  Credit: Jane Hobson

Susan Bullock, Andrew Shore and Allison Cook in Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek. an Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera co-production (2017) 

Credit: Jane Hobson