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Discover Opera

Our fully staged brand new production of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème was created in a dramatic, empty church in Belfast with a stellar cast and creative team. Follow the link to find out more about this major production for Northern Ireland Opera and some of our other recent projects.

Discover Opera


What's On

Old Friends and Other Days: a film by Northern Ireland Opera has been selected for the Belfast Film Festival and will premiere at the Strand Arts Centre on 10th November 2021. Watch the trailer, find out more and book tickets in the link.

Old Friends and Other Days


What we do

We are Northern Ireland's award-winning national opera company, dedicated to the highest standards of opera performance and development of young talent. Find out more about our productions since our foundation in 2010 via the link.

What We Do





Discover how you can help support the development of opera and young opera singers in Northern Ireland, by coming to our shows, joining our Friends programme or by sponsorship options.

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On Friday evening, we are taking part in a landmark concert, 'Live at the Waterfront' in Belfast, with an incredible line up showcasing Northern Ireland’s musical and artistic talent – past, present, and future. The event will feature some of Northern Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters, musicians, actors, and comedians, in a completely unique show. We are very proud to have been invited to take part, and will be performing a new arrangement by Bryan Evans of one of Northern Irish composer Hamilton Harty's songs. Opera singers @marymccabesoprano, Ellen Mawhinney @ellennn_maw Owen Lucas and @malachyframe with @davidquigleypianist will perform in front of a backdrop of footage of the breathtaking landscapes, landmarks and coastlines of Northern Ireland created by @causeway_pictures The singers have all either competed in (or won!) The Glenarm Festival of Voice, including our winner from this year, Ellen Mawhinney, or are part of our development programme, the NI Opera Studio. David Quigley has performed for us at The Glenarm Festival of Voice several times. They will be styled for the event by @eadachbysaraoneill whose designs are inspired by the myths and legends of Ireland. 70% of the tickets for this event are being made available free to key workers - we are honoured to be performing for this audience who have given so much over the last year. The concert is being jointly produced by NI’s Shine Productions and Snow Water, and will be filmed for television by Green Inc Film and Television. It is supported by the BPI, Arts Council NI and NI Screen and is funded by the Northern Ireland Office. Find out more in the bio link, or visit the Waterfront website if you are eligible for tickets! @artscouncilni @cameronmenziesdirector #northernireland #hamiltonharty #keyworkers #concertforkeyworkers #liveatthewaterfront #operasingers #operalife #bryanevans #seawrack #singers #pianist #newarrangement #performance #performingarts #operasingersofinstagram #northernirishtalent #irishtalent