About us

Oxford deserves its own opera company. A company that seeks to give the City and County the very best performances possible, featuring the finest soloists available whilst also show-casing, encouraging and giving opportunity to the best creative talent that can be drawn from the huge potential that the city holds.

Oxford has arguably the best university in the world ….. Oxford Opera Company believes that the city can also produce, arguably, the best performances in classical production whilst also creating opportunities, irrespective of social background; age; ethnicity or gender identity, for the next generation of singers, musicians, all and everyone who want to be involved in the incredible world of the creative arts.

Oxford Opera: “WORLD CLASS OPERA FOR EVERYONE!”

SEPTEMBER 2022
SEPTEMBER 2022

Finalists in Together Category

JANUARY 2022
JANUARY 2022

Become Cultural Partners delivering the Feeling Safe programme into schools

OCTOBER 2021
OCTOBER 2021

Creation of Oxford Opera Orchestra and appointment of Music Director John Warner

JANUARY 2021
JANUARY 2021

Oxford Opera Company becomes a Registered Charity

MAY 2020
MAY 2020

Appointment of Education and Outreach Director Katie Blackwell

JANUARY 2020
JANUARY 2020

First Arts Council England Project Grant

NOVEMBER 2019
NOVEMBER 2019

Oxfordshire County Music Service Awards Winner in New Music Initiative of the Year and Community Hub Music Award categories

JUNE 2018
JUNE 2018

Appointment of Aloise Fiala-Murphy General Manager

MARCH 2018
MARCH 2018

First public performance in Oxford

NOVEMBER 2017
NOVEMBER 2017

Oxford Opera Company founded by Stuart Pendred

our team

Stuart Pendred

Artistic Director

Aloise Fiala-Murphy

General Manager

KATIE BLACKWELL

Education & Outreach Director

JOHN WARNER

Music Director

our TRUSTEES

Cliff Ryan (Chairman)

Roger Lee

Serenna Wagner

our patrons

Susan Bullock CBE

Richard Berkeley-Steele

WE NEED YOUR HELP

KEEPING OPERA ALIVE THROUGH EDUCATION, OUTREACH & PERFORMANCE