Do you have a problem?
Are you lovesick or facing divorce?
Has your partner stopped listening to you?
Do your children disrespect you?
Do you have a poor relationship with your parents?
Are you grieving someone’s death?
Are you sick of being single?
Have you lost your motivation?
Are you desperate for a new challenge?
About Opera Helps
Opera Helps harnesses the power of opera to help participants view their troubles in a new light.
People apply with a problem. If we can meet their needs, a professional opera singer will visit their home and listen to the problem.
Then the singer will select the aria that relates to the problem. The aria will be sung to the participant as they relax in their preferred room.
Opera Helps lasts about 30 minutes.
Could Opera Helps work for you? How to apply
Who’s behind it
Opera Helps was created by artist Joshua Sofaer.
How to Apply
Our phone lines will be open on:
Tuesdays 11am - 5pm
Thursdays 12pm - 8pm
Before you apply, we suggest reading the Frequently Asked Questions.
|Tyne and Wear
|17, 19, 20 March
27, 28, 29 May
Monday 25 April
|1, 2 April||Wednesday 24 February|
|15, 16 April||Wednesday 24 February|
|29, 30 April||Wednesday 24 February|
with Heart of Glass
|20 - 24 April||Monday 7 March|
with Colchester Arts Centre
|6, 7, 8 May||Monday 14 March|
|Norfolk and Norwich
with Norfolk & Norwich Festival
|13 - 22 May||Monday 4 April|
Not in your area?
If Opera Helps isn't in your area yet, please register your interest and we'll let you know of any future plans.
Opera Helps FAQs
Is there a charge for taking part?
What sort of problems will be dealt with by Opera Helps?
How exactly will Opera Helps solve my problem?
How will you choose who takes part?
Will my problem remain confidential?
Does the performance have to take part in my home?
How many people will come to my home?
Will it be OK for other people to attend the performance?
Can I record the performance?
When will the performance take place? Can I choose my slot date and time?
If I'm outside of the areas where Opera Helps is touring, is there any way I can take part?
What is an aria?
Who are the opera singers?
Who is Joshua Sofaer?
What is Wunderbar?
Please also read About Opera Helps for a basic introduction to the project.
Opera Helps Quotes