NI Opera has a mission to provide the highest-quality opera to the widest possible audience.

NI Opera, based at Belfast’s historic Grand Opera House, has a mission to provide the highest-quality opera to the widest possible audience. With a philosophy of excellence and risk-taking underpinned by an imaginative programming policy and first-rate casting, NI Opera is committed to opera as a unique art form.

By keeping ticket-prices affordable, and through the regular (but not exclusive) use of English in performances, we are committed to widening the audience for opera: everyone will be welcome to our productions, from young to old, rich to poor, and from traditional opera-goers to those who have never seen an opera in their life before.

NI Opera aims to promote the best of Northern Irish talent, engaging with local communities and young people, collaborating with other Northern Ireland arts organisations, and using some of the province’s most iconic spaces for its performances.