An innovative 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.
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European premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s BREAKING THE WAVES at Edinburgh International Festival
The European premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s dark and daring opera, Breaking the Waves, takes place at this summer’s Edinburgh International Festival. Co presented by Opera Ventures, Scottish Opera and Edinburgh International Festival, following the critically acclaimed production of Greek in 2017.
Breaking the Waves will open on Auguest 21 at King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, for three performances.
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 for 2019.
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All production and rehearsal images by Jane Hobson.