Barefoot Opera is all about training – on many levels and in many situations.

If you are a young singer trying to get into the profession or into postgraduate courses, Barefoot Opera has several options for you.  Equally, we can be found workshopping with amateur choirs and drama groups, as well as in schools and a range of community engagements.

Barefoot Opera: Handel Workshop


Summer Course

For Classical Singers
3rd – 7th August 2020 inclusive.

With a maximum of 25 students, this unique course provides intensive tuition for each participant, from a close-knit team of highly skilled professional tutors who have worked together for the last fifteen years.

Young Artists Tour

Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Coming Summer 2020

Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour is an advanced training programme well-known for its strong production values and demanding educational rehearsal structure. In the Summer of 2020, we will be touring a new production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola.

‘Dido and Aeneas’ in a weekend

Barefoot Opera comes to Ushaw

March 2020

Barefoot Opera goes north to create Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ from scratch to performance in a single weekend.

Join Barefoot’s creative team: Jenny Miller, Lesley-Anne Sammons and Penelope Randall-Davis, for a special weekend which offers opportunities for 10 soloists and 24 choristers.

Breath as Choreography

The visible and invisible shaping of vocal music

Stop press!
Advanced one day workshop.

Sunday, 19th January 2020
Barefoot Studio (93 Endwell Road London SE42NF)

Join us for a day of in-depth movement, breath and voice work with Alexandra Baybutt, Jenny Miller and guest artist Aleksandra Ristic. With each singer using audition arias or other significant pieces of solo music, we will explore in detail how to allow full-body participation in phrasing, colour change and physical response.

Monthly Workshops

Monthly workshops, 6pm – 9:30pm at Barefoot Studio in Brockley London.

I offer one MONDAY evening a month to open singing workshops. It is a huge benefit to get up and sing for others, enabling singers to confirm and strengthen and clarify technical and performance goals – and it is great to share the process!

Coloratura Brainstorm

Saturday 22nd February, 2020
10.30 am – 5 pm
Penny Randall-Davis, Tutor

A fun and informative day designed to help all types of singers develop their coloratura skills. Stimulating group-work will be followed by solo ‘masterclass’ slots in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. There will also be time for questions and exploration as we tackle thorny issues!