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.