We’re looking for a new Director!


The trustees of Wedmore Opera are looking to appoint a Theatre Director. We have been successfully putting on opera in Wedmore village (five miles from Cheddar) for over 30 years. We are committed to high standards in both our productions and rehearsals.

Following the retirement of our founding Director, Marylin Johnstone, we are looking to review and renew our vision for the company, whilst maintaining our commitment to putting on the highest quality productions possible.

At the  heart of our company is a desire to encourage and enthuse people into taking part in this exciting art form. Over the years, a number of young people involved in productions have gone on to work in the arts and this is something of which we are very proud.

Find out more from this document – A Theatre Director for Wedmore Opera

If you might be interested in joining us, please write to us with answers to the
following questions:

1. What experience of directing would you bring to Wedmore Opera?
2. Why is this the right role for you now?
3. What are the questions you would like to ask us?

We pay our professional musicians and Musical Director fees for rehearsals and performances. We are expecting to discuss fees with shortlisted  applicants, but if you already have a minimum fee in mind, for the role described, please tell us what it is.

Please include, with your letter, a CV detailing your experience of relevance to this role. Please also provide the contact details of two people with whom you have worked in a creative capacity, who would be happy to speak to us.

If there is anything you need to know before applying, please email trustee Judith Blake.

Applications should reach trustee Anne Richards via  email  by 10am on Tuesday 30th April 2019.

Future Plans – 2019 & 2020!

We are pleased to announce that we will be  performing Orpheus and Euridice, a wonderful opera by Christoph Gluck, in Wedmore Hall in July 2020.

Our 2019 efforts will all be directed to raising a cast, chorus and production team for this, as well as fund raising.   If you are interested in becoming a Patron or would like to consider sponsoring this prestigious Opera – click here .

To kick off our fund-raising,  on 12th & 13th July 2019, we’re going to hold one of our exciting themed evening; we’ve done French & Italian evenings so this time it will be a Greek themed evening!

Ticket availability will be announced soon.

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