WOCo is sad to announce that our Patron, Le marquis de Grailly died peacefully on Friday 4th June.

Jean and the Hopkins family first met one sunny afternoon at the Château de Panloy. He took us on a carriage ride and heard about embryonic plans to form an opera company in France to support emerging artists. He offered a joint enterprise which has resulted in a fruitful twelve-year collaboration with the château and the de Grailly family playing host to an annual WOCo production. Jean was delighted that the exceptional acoustics of the courtyard provided such a wonderful venue for the staging of the operas. 

The WOCo family is thinking of all of Jean's family at this time including Chantal, la marquis de Grailly, and their children Alexandre and Albane.

WOCo events in 2024

WOCo is performing in London and South West France in 2023. Find out more here. 


Booking, picnicing and directions:
Everything you need to know for your visit when we re-open in summer 2024

Emerging Artists

Opportunities for newly established singers, players and production team members


All the latest news can be found here including the details of WOCo's partnership with the Fulham Camarata  - which we will celebrate in a London concert on 16th June 2024