A story rooted in people’s lives in the here and now.

Bloom Britannia is Barefoot Opera’s new people’s opera – four years in the making – inspired by life in a coastal town in modern Britain, involving people from the communities of Hastings, St. Leonards-on-sea and Bexhill singing alongside
professional musicians.

This is a truly inclusive project, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, open to people of all backgrounds, all ages, and all levels of singing ability and experience, culminating in performances of the opera in the Autumn 2021.

Barefoot Opera believes that opera – and singing – can be a fundamental and positive part of everyone’s lives. And so, alongside the opera is a wide-ranging and inclusive outreach project that brings the joy of singing and music-making to hundreds of local people, partner organisations, schools and charities.

Bloom Britannia is an opera, but not as you know it! And this is your chance to get involved