We did it
On 14th February 2019 we successfully raised £160 with 6 supporters in 28 days

We want to launch Operacast - an in-depth and entertaining general interest opera podcast - in Spring 2019.

by Northern Opera Group in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

We want to launch the UK’s first general interest opera podcast - and we need your help to make it happen!

Every month, we’ll bring you the latest opera news, reviews, interviews and general chat from a panel of leading opera singers, directors and enthusiasts from across the country. We’ll deep dive into the most pressing issues in the opera world, but not take ourselves too seriously whilst doing it!

There are specialist podcasts available which focus on specific companies, themes or composers, however Operacast will be a broad and impartial look at the world of opera for listeners both old and new to the art.

You can listen now to a special preview episode we made in December 2018 to give you a taste of what to expect from Operacast; covering everything from Stanford’s operas, to Anna Nicole, to why we’re so obsessed with the Ring Cycle


You can choose to listen to the full episode, or a fifteen-minute pocket edition, on our website or on all major podcast providers. The episode is hosted by David Ward and our guest is the conductor Ben Crick.

We’ve created this crowdfund to help us launch Operacast in March 2019 and deliver our first six episodes this year - alongside special daily episodes from this year’s Cardiff Singer of the World to bring you the definitive account of the world’s best young opera talent. 

The funds raised from this crowdfund will enable us to

- purchase portable microphones for external interviews and features, and a music licence so we can include recorded music during the podcast

- produce our first six episodes, including covering fees and expenses for our contributors and expenses for conducting external interviews

- broadcast daily from Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

Our aim is to develop our audience and sponsors over the first six months to make Operacast sustainable in the long-term - with your support providing us with the time and resources to make this happen.

Our listeners will be what makes Operacast a success, so we hope that this crowdfund will help you to feel a part of what we’re doing, and we welcome feedback, questions and suggestions as we launch and improve Operacast over the first six months.

Operacast is produced by Northern Opera Group (registered charity 1167501) and recorded at Chapel FM in Leeds, United Kingdom. Our host each month is David Ward (Artistic Director, Northern Opera Group) and we’ll have a top panel of guests and interviewees each month from across the world of opera.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Access exclusive content

Gain access to a special exclusive episode for our Crowdfund backers (includes recognition on website)

£10 or more

Recognition as Operacast champion

We’ll recognise your support on our website so you can be remembered for all-time as an ‘Operacast champion’!

£50 or more

Have your question answered on Operacast

Have your question / pet peeve / favourite singer discussed by our panel on a future episode of Operacast (includes all lower amount benefits as well)

£150 or more

Join us on an interview

It’s your chance to meet the leading luminaries of the opera world as you join us to interview a future guest on Operacast (includes all lower amount benefits as well)

£250 or more

Attend a recording and lunch with the panel

Go behind the scenes as we record an episode of Operacast, and join us for lunch to ask those questions too controversial for broadcast ... (includes all lower amount benefits as well)

£500 or more

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Chose our ‘Hidden Gem’

Every month we select a ‘hidden gem’ of an opera to showcase on Operacast - you can select which opera you’d like us to profile and be interviewed about why you love it for the broadcast! (includes all lower amount benefits as well)

£1,000 or more

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Co-Produce Operacast

Play a major part in the first six months of Operacast by joining us as a co-producer - helping to decide what we discuss, who we interview, and what we feature every month! (includes all lower amount benefits as well)

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