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Shoulder to Shoulder

A new opera produced in conjunction with Men's Sheds Cymru

Composer Caradog Williams, Librettist Brendan Wheatley
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WELCOME to Swansea City Opera. Since 2006 the company has toured high quality opera to venues throughout the UK including many theatres that would never normally bring this wonderful art form to their audiences, striving to make our productions clear and easily accessible for everyone.

Over the years we have also undertaken many outreach and educational projects, and last year saw us work on the refugee camps in Lebanon in a heritage project funded by the British Council. This year we have been fortunate to receive funding from Arts Council Wales to work with Men’s Sheds Cymru, a wonderful organisation that supports older men  in particular who are at risk from loneliness and social isolation in Wales.

Please have a look at our Youtube presentation that Brendan gave to Men’s Sheds Cymru, it has a short history of Swansea City Opera and more about progress with Shoulder to Shoulder.

Zoom Room Brendan Wheatley Swansea City Opera Mens Sheds Cymru – YouTube

Please do look at our Outreach page for information on how to become involved. You can access it via the link on the bar above or here

Here is also a link to the Facebook page for the project we undertook in Lebanon funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, collecting cultural heritage records of the Palestinian and Syrian refugees on the camps.


  • An absolute delight!

    SWANSEA City Opera's Barber of Seville is an absolute delight. If you want to give someone their first taste of opera, but find ticket prices and long journeys off putting, not to mention impenetrable plots or arty-farty reworking, then you couldn't do better than to catch Swansea City Opera.
    South Devon Journal – Barber of Seville
  • Comic opera was superb!

    APART from a couple of the more famous scenes, I had never actually seen a full length opera before this so was unsure what to expect. For my first opera it couldn't have gone better — if all operas were as well delivered as this one was, I'd invest in a pair of opera glasses today!
    Swansea Evening Post – Barber of Seville
  • Bravura performances!

    This company always delivers the goods, and when the goods is a deliciously uplifting slice of Mozart, it can be very good indeed.
    South Devon Journal – Cosi fan tutte
  • Captivated within minutes!

    I faced Swansea City Opera’s performance of Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment on an empty stomach (well, bar a bag of crisps and half a square of millionaire’s shortbread). Only someone with full liver failure could have viewed it with a more jaundiced eye - and I was captivated within minutes!
    BBC Classical Music Online – Daughter of the Regiment
  • A triumph in every respect!

    The work of Swansea City Opera cannot be praised too highly. They bring high quality opera to theatres which are too small or remote to receive even slightly larger companies, and give audiences the chance to hear opera as it should be heard, with excellent singers and musicians, and with unpretentious but satisfying direction. This was a great evening of entertainment and music, thoroughly enjoyable and to be unreservedly recommended.
    Seen And Heard Opera Review - L’Elisir d’Amore
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