Historic Shows and Commissions

At Hatstand Opera, we’re continually inventing new shows for clients, some of which go on to become regular touring shows, and others that are so specific that they have their two performances in the limelight, and are not revived.

In the process of creating bespoke shows, we always discover superb new music, which is then included in our touring shows such as “Golden Moments from Opera”, to keep them fresh and interesting for both audience and performers!

120 Lovers and Counting

A Laugh at the Opera

Christmas Show

Dynamic Duet

Education Workshops

Fizz and Frolics

Lights, Camera…Action!

Love’s Luggage Lost

Music of the Vine

Opera Cabaret

Opera can be Murder

Opera Through the Looking Glass

Rubaiyat Opera

The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan

The Opera Grand Tour

Vocal Vices


The kind of shows Hatstand Opera create

At Hatstand, we can create a show themed around almost any subject or location – we’ve managed it for a conference of cardboard box manufacturers and the Tank Museum Bovingdon!

We are particularly fond of creating bespoke shows around other art forms, be it literature, such as the Rubaiyat show, or paintings, such as the Opera Grand Tour.

And needless to say, we also enjoy creating shows around food and wine, such as our Music of the Vine and the one-off wonder that was Music of the Pan.

How to create a show with Hatstand Opera

Creating a show is as easy as calling us on 01252 511762 and discussing your ideas. Don’t worry if they seems a bit left-field, we’re used to that. The main criteria is simply that the audience needs to be able to see us and hear us to enjoy us – the rest is just logistics! See our Case Studies for more examples of how we created some truly unique shows for clients.