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Our February 2022 production of 'Into The Woods' has won 'Best Production' at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards - the first time in 25 years that a musical has won the award and only the fourth time an NI production has won this prestigious award. Find out all about the production here.

Into The Woods


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The Salon Series is a new set of six productions featuring opera, song cycles, cabaret and music theatre which will launch from February 11 to March 11 and tour venues and locations around Northern Ireland.

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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.

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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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Earlier this month, we premiered our new teen/young adult opera 'Nobody/Somebody' at #BCF23. Here's a taster clip of the production along with some comments from our audience and people involved in creating the work. 'Nobody/Somebody' was commissioned by NI Opera with renewal and stability funding from the @artscouncilni . The libretto was written by @fionnuala_kennedy the opera composed by @nmcellopipes and inspired by the work of the young activists of @nooneleftbehind_ppr who are campaigning for better social housing in Belfast. 'Nobody/Somebody' was directed by @andreajferran, performed by NI Opera and @ulsteryouthorchestra at the Belfast Children's Festival 2023 @youngatartbelfast with a creative team supported by youth counterparts selected by @springboardopps in Belfast. Thank you to everyone who came to see this production - we were blown away by the support and the positive reaction from audiences of all ages. If you'd like to find out more about the campaign which inspired this opera, visit @nooneleftbehind_ppr where the activism continues! Find out all about the production, cast, creatives and the inspiration for the opera on our website... We hope to be able to tour this production in 2023/2024. . . . . @thesineadokelly @stephalanaray @david.corr01 @harryjlambert @emilyhodko @dandsouza1 @sopranomarcella @tenor_charlie @erin.kennedy41 @paulbasso01 @seamus_brady8 @@matthewq96 @thedancingsean @keavyjbell @connie_mcgrath_makeup @tristanrusscher @oran_occrew @beckiegamble @tumeltyjeanette Olivia Armstrong Alan Mooney @emsdanby @nikib.x @padraigoduinnin @caolankeaveney #teenopera #housingstress #homelessness #teenactivists #youthactivists #contemporaryopera #youthopera #operacompany #mackies #belfast #campaigners #operalife #loveopera #childrensfestival #classicalmusic #tour #coproduction #operasingersofinstagram