Thousands of children have enjoyed performing in one or more operas with W11. Some of them have gone on to careers in music, theatre, TV and radio or have enjoyed success in related entertainment and artistic fields.


Jonathan Antoine performs at W11 Operas' 40th Birthday Party
Jonathan Antoine, opera singer

Jonathan performed in Rain Dance in 2011
twitter: @jonantoine
Read about Jonathan on Wikipedia
See Jonathan on IMDb


Annabel Arden, director, founder Theatre de Complicite

Annabel performed in W11 Opera in the 1970s

Eve Best, actress

Eve performed in Mak the Sheep Stealer in 1980, Wenceslas in 1981 and Birthday in 1982 and returned in 1985 for Bel and the Dragon
Eve directed the W11 Opera  productions in 1993, 1994 & 1995
Read more about Eve here on Wikipedia
See Eve on IMDb
Eve mentions W11 Opera in this article in the Daily Telegraph in June 2013
Eve Best is now a Patron of W11 Opera

Lily Bevan, theatre director, producer, writer and actress

Took part in the six W11 Opera productions from 1990 to 1995
twitter @LilyBevan
Find Lily on IMDb

Isabella Brazier Jones, actress

Performed with W11 Opera in Flying High in 2001, Stormlight in 2002 and Game Over in 2003
twitter @IBrazierJones

Celine Buckens, actress

Performed in ANTiphony in 2005, Shadowtracks in 2007 & The Song of Rhiannon in 2008
Read more about Celine here on Wikipedia and on IMDb
twitter @celinebuckens

Clemency Burton-Hill, TV & radio presenter

Took part in four W11 Opera productions – from 1990 to 1993.
twitter: @clemencybh
Clemency can be found on Wikipedia and IMDb

Pippa Cleary, composer, songwriter & musical director

Performed in Deep Waters in 2000 and Flying High in 2001
twitter: @jakeandpippa

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, singer

Sophie performed  in Listen to the Earth in 1992 and ANTIphony in 1994
twitter: @SophieEB
Sophie is on IMDb and Wikipedia
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is now a Patron of W11 Opera

Flavia Fraser-Cannon, theatre and comedy producer

Performed in ANTIphony in 1994
twitter: @Chooban

Edward Hicks, film director, screen acting tutor, Head of Film, TV & Radio at RADA

Performed in Mak the Sheep Stealer in 1980 and in Wencelas in 1981
twitter: @edwardhicks

Melanie Jessop, actress

Took part in the first production Noye’s Fludde in 1971 and then the next five.
Read more about Melanie here 

Blanche McIntyre, stage director

Took part in six productions from 1990 to 1995
twitter: @blanchemcintyre
Blanche us represented by United Artists; read more here.

Iestyn Morris, opera singer

Performed in Ulysses and the Wooden Horse in 1987, The Return of Odysseus in 1988, Koppelberg in 1989 and A Time of Miracles in 1991

Michael Mwenso, jazz vocalist and band leader

Performed in Deep Waters in 2000

Ellie Piercy, actress

Took part in seven W11 Opera productions from 1989 to 1995
Find Ellie on IMDb

Rachel Ponsonby, circus & street performer in Belgium

Performed with W11 Opera from 1973 to 1979

Jemima Rooper, actress

Performed in Traveller’s Tale in 1993,  ANTIphony in 1994 and The Dancing Princesses in 1995
twitter: @CaptainPooper
Find Jemima on Wikipedia and IMDb

Saskia Wickham, actress

Performed in The Girl and the Unicorn in 1978 and Dreamtime in 1979
Read about Saskia on Wikipedia and IMDb