Local singers needed

5 February 2020

Created by award winning artists Jacob Polley (poet) & Marcos Fernandez (composer), The Soldier’s Return takes its text from interviews held with present day veterans of military campaigns, and reflects the soldiers’ own words and experiences.

Budding performers don’t need to have previous experience; you don’t need to be able to read music or even to have performed opera before.

If you are willing to have fun and give it a go, come along to one of our FREE Singing Roadshows and Experience Opera Taster Day led by friendly and talented singers.  Open to anyone aged 11 years and over.


Singing Roadshows:

An introduction to opera singing. No experience required.

 Saturday 8th Feb 2020

  • 10.00am – 12.00pm - St Aidans Church Hall, Ryhope Road
  • 1.00pm – 3.00pm – Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Washington

Saturday 15th Feb 2020

  • 11.00am – 1.00pm – Grindon Church Community Project, Galway Road
  • 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Washington Millenium Centre, NE37 2QD


Experience Opera Singing – Taster Day

 Join us for a full day opera singing experience!

Immerse yourself in singing, drama and music with a team of professional opera singers and theatre makers.

Find out more about our fantastic opportunity to take part in a production of our new opera The Soldier’s Return.

Sunday 8th March 2020 

  • 10.00am – 3.00pm – Sunderland Museum and Winter GArdens Burton Road Sunderland SR1 1PP

We will build a community opera chorus from scratch to bring this new work to life, so get in touch with us at hello@operasunderland.co.uk