OperaUpClose is dedicated to presenting new, difficult and classic operas in intimate spaces with world-class trained singers and directors, bringing opera to life for diverse audiences and to offer the extraordinary opportunity to experience the dramatic and musical event of opera up close.
La Bohème was the company’s first production, opening at The Cock Tavern Theatre in October 2009. It became the longest continuously
performed opera in the UK and won the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award “Best New Opera Production” and the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award “Best Off-West End Production”.
In October 2010, OperaUpClose became the resident company at the King’s Head Theatre, where the company has now produced nine
new opera productions, as well as two productions (two transfers of La Bohème and a new production of Don Giovanni) at Soho Theatre.