Opera Restor'd is a touring company specialising in seventeenth and eighteenth century
English opera and music theatre.
These centuries provided a wealth of attractive, accessible music which is not well
known yet part of our musical heritage and still entertaining today. Supported by
the expertise of specialists in the field, yet always bearing in mind the expectations
of modern audiences, the company seeks to bring this repertory to a wide audience
both at home and abroad.
In recent years we have focused on small-scale, fully-staged, flexible productions
of eighteenth century works from both England and Europe, sung in English and supported
by a small orchestra.
The company has performed in theatres, concert halls, historic buildings and major
festival venues throughout Britain and has toured to France, Austria, Belgium, the
Netherlands and Turkey. Since its creation in 1986 the company has attracted considerable
acclaim for re-creating and making accessible the rich musical life of earlier centuries.
Opera Restor'd was the first opera Company to tour on the Early Music Network, has
provided music and performers for the film Princess Caraboo and featured in the BBC
Radio series Opera Out and About.
Past productions have included: Thomas Arne: The Cooper Samuel Arnold: The Portrait William
Boyce: Peleus and Thetis Charles Dibdin: The Grenadier, The Brickdust Man, The Ephesian
Matron John Frederick Lampe: Pyramus and Thisbe Matthew Locke: The Masque of Orpheus Pergolesi:
La Serva Padrona Pepusch: The Death of Dido Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Saul and the
Witch of Endor
We also make the repertory known through broadcasting and educational
Patrons Sir Michael Checkland, Sir Claus Moser KCB, CBE, FBA, Professor Brian Trowell
Member of the Independent Theatre Council and the Opera and Music Theatre Forum
Main contact:Caroline Anderson Tel: +44 020 8870 7649 Fax: +44 020 8516 6313 e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org 54 Astonville Street, London SW18 5AJ
Opera Restor'd is represented in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Spain by Thomas
Wolfram, Primusic Wien. Tel: 0043 1 532 71 24 FAX: 0043 1 532 71 40 e-mail: email@example.com