Diva Opera, Britain’s foremost chamber opera company, was founded by Anne Marabini Young and Bryan Evans in 1996 and since then has given more than 2,000 performances of 50 different operas and concert programmes for festivals, theatres and charities throughout Great Britain, the Channel Islands, France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Greece, Slovenia, Japan and Italy.
Each year the company presents two new productions which tour throughout Europe and the United Kingdom to great critical acclaim. This year’s productions are Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) and La Traviata (Verdi).
In concert the company has performed at such prestigious venues as St. John’s, Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall in London and in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, HRH Princess Alexandra and HRH The Duke of Kent. Since 2002 the company has performed regularly with the internationally renowned tenor, José Carreras.
Diva Opera’s most notable performances include La Cenerentola at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, a star-studded performance of the party scene from Die Fledermaus at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as special guests and most recently a gala performance at Chequers in the presence of the Prime Minister and Mrs. Cameron.