Westminster Opera Co. is based in London and the Charente Maritime in South West France. Our raison d'être is to provide an exciting performance opportunity for emerging artists: advanced students - singers, orchestral players and production team members, or those newly established on the professional scene.

After two weeks of rehearsal in London, WOCo. transfers to France. As artistes en résidence at the Château de Panloy in Port d'Envaux, the performers/ production team work intensely for a week, building an opera and a special esprit de corps. This unique experience allows each young artist, under the direction of distinguished professionals, to extend their range of musical, acting, design & production skills in an intimate and supportive setting.

The climax of this work is an open-air opera on sequential nights in August in the atmospheric setting of the Château. Local residents and Summer visitors picnic in English style in the entracte of a fresh and accomplished opera production, bearing witness to the next generation of musical talent.

SUMMER/ÉTÉ 2019

Details of WOCo's 11th Season in 2019 will be posted here in the autumn

YOUR VISIT

Booking, picnicing and directions:
Everything you need to know for your visit


Emerging Artists

Opportunities for newly established singers, players and production team members

News

All the latest news can be found here including details of our recent production of Verdi's La Traviata of which one audience member said, 'What an altogether marvellous evening with fabulous singers and orchestra.'