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After 25 years in the business of travelling country house opera, Regents Opera has merged with Fulham Opera, adding to our 10 year history of producing large operas in an intimate space, our orchestral repertoire weekends and the Verdi Prize.

This means that in summer next year, the Fulham/Regents Opera team will be taking La Traviata on tour around the country, including a performance in London at the end of June.

This confirms our place as one of the biggest, most exciting fringe opera companies in the UK.

This brings Nicholas Heath’s 25 year history of building a travelling opera company and Ben Woodward’s 10 year pursuit of exceptional fringe opera together to create one merged entity, creating surely the largest fringe opera company in the UK, with the Fulham Opera team running the combined company and Nicholas Heath as an artistic consultant.

General Director of Regents Opera Nicholas Heath says, “

I’m pleased to pass on the company to Ben Woodward and the Fulham Opera team, ensuring its continued success. Over the years we have built up a fantastic reputation with many satisfied clients and festivals across the world, giving me time to concentrate on my lecturing and opera consulting work.

Fulham Opera’s Artistic Director and conductor, Ben Woodward says, “

“I’m looking forward to continuing Nick’s work of making exceptional country house opera, and merge it with Fulham’s ideals of great voices singing large operas in intimate spaces. In these current days of social distancing and need for innovation and adaptation in opera, the synergy this merger will bring will help cement both Regents and Fulham Opera’s position at the forefront of professional fringe opera.

Regents Opera will perform La traviata in 2021

Sex, celebrity, scandal…some things never change! Verdi’s La traviata is a star-crossed story of courtesan Violetta’s passionate affair with a young bourgeois Alfredo whom she is forced to leave to avoid tarnishing his family’s reputation. First performed in Venice in 1853, it was originally set in 1700 due to the censors’ demands. This production moves to the late 1920s.