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.

It first took place in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, with Folkoperan where it had a profound affect on many who took part. Now Opera Helps is coming to the UK, produced by Wunderbar.

We've been working with OperaCoast to find singers for the project. They include: Carole Marnoch, Caroline Kennedy, David Jones, Eleanor Janes, Ian Beadle, Lucinda Stuart-Grant, and Mae Heydorn. 
The project is funded by Arts Council England.

What people said about Opera Helps

How to Apply

We have a number of slots available - check our locations to find out if Opera Helps is visiting somewhere near you. If it is and you would like to apply for one of the slots, just fill in the application form. We will respond to you as soon as we can (which will hopefully be within 48 hours).
You can also apply by calling 07783 340789 and speaking to us directly.
Our phone lines will be open on:
Tuesdays 11am - 5pm 
Thursdays 12pm - 8pm
If you can't call us between these times, please leave us a message, with your name and number and we will call you back as soon as we can.

Before you apply, we suggest reading the Frequently Asked Questions.


Application form



Tyne and Wear
with Wunderbar
17, 19, 20 March

27, 28, 29 May

Monday 25 April
with Wunderbar
1, 2 April Wednesday 24 February
with Wunderbar
15, 16 April Wednesday 24 February
with Wunderbar
29, 30 April Wednesday 24 February
St Helens
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

Please also read About Opera Helps for a basic introduction to the project.

Opera Helps Quotes

I was filled with joy... It gave me a wonderful, elevated feeling... It has given me a wonderful memory for when my husband is no longer with me... An extraordinary experience... My view of the problem has definitely changed.

...unforgettable... It feels like we have grown stronger... A change has opened up which has offered me possibilities for the future.

'To listen to music, chosen specifically for you,
just a few feet away, is a powerful experience.
After two bars, I weep.
When the aria is over, life feels renewed.'