Welcome to Opera Cameratina
Cameratina is an organisation focused on creating high-quality chamber operas and recitals performed by professional singers in small venues while charging affordable ticket prices.
Cameratina works with young professional singers and musicians just starting out on their careers.The performances are prepared under the leadership of our Artistic Director, Susanna Stranders, and with the assistance of one or more established singers to mentor the cast through masterclasses and rehearsals.
Cameratina is supported by a network of donors, all classical music enthusiasts, who co-fund productions and share equally in covering much of the cost. This enables tickets to be sold to the public at subsidised prices
Cast & Crew at 'The Bear'
Some more background on Cameratina Limited
Originally an informal group of enthusiasts for chamber operas, Cameratina evolved into a corporate entity in 2022 in order to provide a more sustainable financial and governance structure. It is in the process of registering with the Charity Commission and HMRC and its Memorandum and Articles can be viewed online at Companies House. Cameratina Limited (“Cameratina”) is a company limited by guarantee (No. 14462887).
Its objectives are:
1. To support and arrange for the staging of chamber operas and recitals of high musical quality at prices accessible to the general public; and
2. To give young professional singers an opportunity to build their experience and repertoire alongside established professional performers.
It has three directors, Elaine Fairless and Nigel Masters, who act as executives, and Alison Munro, who is Chair of the company. All the directors act on a voluntary basis. Its accountants are Hunts Accountants, Oborne, Sherborne, and its bank is NatWest Ltd. The Artistic Director of Cameratina Limited is Susanna Stranders. Susanna is a pianist, conductor and répétiteur. She is on the music staff of The Royal Opera House and coaches at leading British conservatoires and international summer schools.