Charity information

NI Opera

NI Opera was founded in 2010 and is the national opera company for Northern Ireland, based in the Grand Opera House in Belfast. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality opera to the widest possible audience, using the finest local talent and the country's most iconic spaces.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    NI Opera is dedicated to the highest possible standards of operatic excellence across Northern Ireland. Through an ambitious and imaginative programme of productions and performances, the company provides high-quality opera while promoting the finest local talent and using the province’s most iconic spaces.

    By keeping ticket prices affordable and through the regular use of English in performance, NI Opera aims to broaden the audience for the total art form that famously combines exciting stories, big spectacle, and great music. We aim to be a company that genuinely belongs to its community by engaging in a wide range of education and outreach activities, and collaborates with UK and European opera companies and organisations further afield.

  • Aims

    NI Opera aims to:

    • Northern Ireland's award-winning national opera company is dedicated to providing the highest standard of opera performance and the promotion of young local talent.
    • We are passionate about making opera open to everyone in Northern Ireland through modern but accessible production styles, an emphasis on local participation and young people and inexpensive tickets.
    • We engage with local communities, schools and charities to bring performances, workshops and outreach projects to parts of the country where opera has never been seen before.
    • We are focused on building the best local talent through our NI Opera Studio programme for emerging singers and developing an international profile for the company.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2010

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 02890277734

    Address: Northern Ireland Opera,Grand Opera House,Great Victoria Street,Belfast,Co. Antrim,Northern Ireland BT2 7HR