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 which release the force of each opera. Audiences will be guided through the experience in ways that allow them to directly share in the experiences of the characters.

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

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