Who are Arcadian opera?

Who are Arcadian opera?

In 2016 Alison Marshall and Justin Lavender realised their long held ambition to launch a new opera company. For several years they have worked successfully in partnership for other opera companies but felt the need to establish a company in their home county of Buckinghamshire...read more

The team

Alison Marshall, Justin Lavender and our president Simon Keenlyside
Justin Lavender
Justin Lavender
Justin was persuaded by Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten to abandon nuclear engineering for music. He made his international debut in The Pearl Fishers at the Sydney Opera House.
Alison Marshall
Alison Marshall
Alison was professional ballet dancer in Germany, ballet roles permitting, she would occasionally sing in the chorus of the opera company resident in the same theatre. This love of opera stood Alison in good stead as she was forced to retire from ballet through injury.
Simon Keenlyside
Simon Keenlyside
The world renowned baritone Simon Keenlyside agreed to be the President of Arcadian Opera. Simon was impressed by our La Boheme recording and is eager to help us help aspiring young singers as well as supporting our local enterprise.

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