Encouraging enjoyment and understanding of
Opera, Theatre, Ballet and other performing Arts
Opera Unmasked is an exciting new project which aims to encourage enjoyment and understanding of Opera, Theatre, Ballet and other performing Arts. Its focus is in the Vale of White Horse and the surrounding area.
Experience has shown that many people can be deterred from enjoying various art forms due to lack of a satisfactory introduction or explanation. Opera Unmasked intends to fulfil this need with productions of Opera, Theatre, Ballet, etc. by visiting professional companies.
These productions will also be supplemented by introductory talks on popular operas for everyone and various education projects in schools. A monthly newsletter is envisaged giving details of performances locally plus live transmissions of opera, theatre and ballet in local cinemas.
Opera Unmasked is also for those who already have a strong interest in watching quality live productions of all types.
This project has been initiated by Jim Mitchell, founder and creator of the very successful Wantage Betjeman Festival. Jim has appeared in many operas with various companies and admits to be an opera fanatic keen to share his passion with others.