Hear our Yorkshire composers on the 4th April at Brain Jar

Hull Urban Opera Collective is delighted to announce that over the coming months we'll be working with local composers to bring you a taste of home-grown opera. The Brain Jar sessions will include music from new operas by exciting young composers including Michael...

What's the big idea?

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The Big Idea is


  • To demistify opera
  • To pull it out of the opera house
  • To make it a popular and affordable choice for the people of Hull

The Creative Team


Russell Plows

Music Director

Ben Newton

Stage Manager

Lucy Thomson-Smith

Hull Urban Opera Collective is a group of Hull-based artists who are passionate about opera. We believe that Hull deserves its own unique opera scene which reflects the city’s pragmatism, playfulness and sardonic sense of humour.

Our work will appear at unusual venues throughout the city and will range from the classics to new and contemporary pieces, all delivered with Northern passion! Why not subscribe and be the first to know what’s next?

No tuxedo. No party dress. Just thrillingly-sung, memorable theatre.

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