Uncovered Opera Company
Uncovered Opera Company was set up in 2021 to celebrate those unseen singers who cover roles in opera. Cover singers devote vast amounts of their time learning and preparing roles in opera but rarely have the chance to perform. Our group celebrates covering singers and has been formed to uncover them by giving opportunities to perform in opera, workshops, oratorio, recitals and more! Can you help support us? Please click on the donate button below and all monies will go towards future productions and lunchtime recitals. Thank you!
How it started
Marrianne Town Smith was cast as second cover in a performance of Nabucco in 2020, which would normally mean very little chance of a performance. However, due to COVID she was fortunate enough to get to sing in the performance as the other singers were abroad. She told everyone she has been "uncovered". After this she began to consider ways of creating opportunities for herself and other developing artists, to gain valuable performance experience and a chance to learn roles that they may then perform. The first performances for the company were in February 2022 and will be followed with other productions including free lunchtime recitals around London.
The vision for the group is to create a stable of likeminded singers. Singers who love to sing for the joy of the music, singers who love to work as part of an equal team, singers who actively enjoy learning from each other, promote each other and are dedicated to the Uncovered Opera ethos. Developing artists get an opportunity to learn on the job - unlike other young artist programmes there is no fee to take part in the productions. Until funding is secured there is also no fee paid - but we are starting small and hoping to grow - watch this space!
Nabucco was our first project, but we have many other projects lined up for 2022/23. Watch this space for details, or sign up to join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org