In the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, Durham Opera Ensemble is embarking on an exploration of conflict in Opera. The production will encompass a selection of Operatic scenes based upon the themes of War and Peace in the setting of the majestic Castle Great Hall.

The Production:

This first term production incorporated a large cast and was, therefore, a perfect way for freshers and newcomers to get involved and see what our society is about. We are extremely delighted to announce that during the run of War and Peace: A Portrait of Conflict in Opera we managed to raise a grand total of £297.00 for the Royal British Legion. Thank you to everyone who came to support us and to those who donated so generously!


Castle Great Hall, Palace Green, Durham


Saturday 8th November 2014 – 8:30pm

Sunday 9th February 2014 – 8:30pm








Tickets are purchased on the DST website.

The Production Team:

Director: Ambrose Li

Assistant Director: Josie Williams

Co-Musical Directors: Lewis Wilkinson and Will Ford

Assistant Musical Director: Jonny Allsopp

Producer: Holly Brunskill