Introducing the Sheffield City Opera board – part 1

Happy weekend to you all – hope you’re having a great time in the sunshine!

A lovely thing to listen to at a time like this is ‘Un bel di vedremo’ (One Fine Day) from Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly – here below is a terrific version performed by Renee Fleming – . You’ll also be able to hear this at some of our forthcoming concerts performed by one of our members!

So, this blog post is to start to introduce some of the members of the Sheffield City Opera board (in their own words!) – we’re very friendly and would love to hear from you if you’re planning on coming to one of our concerts, looking to join us, interested in what we do or if you’re one of our members with suggestions or comments for us to think about when we’re planning events and programmes.

Barry Dines

Barry Dines


Position on Board – Co-chair and Treasurer

Joined SCO in – 2008

Most memorable moments in SCO – Playing part of the snake in the opening scene of “The Magic Flute” – opera doesn’t much sillier than this – and singing in Carmen for the first time – it’s a great opera with lots of opportunity to sing out and enjoy the experience.

Favourite operas – Carmen and HMS Pinafore

Fiona Constantine

Fiona Constantine


Position on Board – Social Media / Online Marketing (and writing the blog…hi!)

Joined SCO in – 2014

Most memorable moment in SCO – Singing as part of the chorus in Carmen in the Victoria Methodist Church, and trying not to cry at the end on stage!

Favourite operas – Le Nozze di Figaro and Les Dialogues des Carmelites (if you don’t know it, give it a Google, it’s amazing!)



In other news, flyers for our concerts in Dronfield, Lodge Moor and Swinton have been printed and they’ll be coming soon to a window, bus stop, poster board or side-of-a-building near you very soon!

That’s all for this week, do give us a follow on Twitter (@scopera) for more updates and to get in touch with us!