Co-opera are returning to the John McIntosh Theatre of the London Oratory school for their summer season in 2012. The company, founded by soprano Kate Flowers and lighting designer Paul Need, is aimed at that difficult area, young singers starting out in the profession. The company aims to help them by providing help, training, experience and paid performances. The company is entirely self-funded and run by a group of 50 opera professionals.
This summer they are performing Don Giovanni (directed by William Relton, conducted by Tim Murray) and Hansel and Gretel (directed by James Bonas, conducted by Stephen Higgins) in a season running from 22 August to 25 August. Then in the Autumn they will be touring these two along with their production of The Magic Flute. Further details from the Co-opera website.