Opera APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To provide a focal point for MPs and Peers with an interest in opera; to further the appreciation of opera; and to provide a link between this art form and Parliament.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Opera

1. European Opera Centre - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: evidence - European Opera CentreWritten evidence submitted by the European Opera Centre  The social impact

2. Into Opera - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: - Into OperaWritten evidence submitted by Into Opera  Written evidence on the social impact of participation

3. Operation Brock: Kent traffic management on M20 to Dover and Eurotunnel
14/10/2019 - Highways England
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Found: TRANSPORTATORI ˜I CONDUC˚TORI AUTO COMERCIALI Opera˛iunea Brock este un sistem nou pentru a reduce

4. Streetwise Opera - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: evidence - Streetwise Opera  Written evidence submitted by Streetwise Opera  Streetwise Opera Summary Impact

5. Public funding for opera
19/03/2018 - HM Treasury
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Found: Public funding for opera - GOV.UK document

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Recent Speeches related to Opera

1. Theatre Market
11/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: running in London for many years—“The Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Misérables”, “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon” - Speech Link
2: have access to a world-class arts scene: theatre, opera, dance, music, museums, galleries and much more” - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Regional Theatres
28/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: regional theatre to include music and, indeed, opera. I have a young friend, aged 30, with a brilliant - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Cultural and Entertainment Sectors
02/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Britain’s best spa town, we have the wonderful Buxton Opera House—one of the finest Matcham theatres anywhere - Speech Link
2: Deputy Speaker, and I like an evening at the Royal Opera House, but we need culture to reach out beyond there - Speech Link
3: Livestream performances, ranging from classical music to opera and plays, have been an invaluable lifeline not - Speech Link

4. Touring Musicians: EU Visas and Permits
18/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on opera. She has referred to touring bands and orchestras - Speech Link
2: about opera. I was talking to a lady who is one of the world’s leading lights at the Vienna opera house - Speech Link
3: significant the status of British artists is in the opera field—not only the leading stars, such as he refers - Speech Link

5. Arts: Impact of Brexit
11/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Academy of Music and UK Music. - Speech Link
2: famous summer festival and equally important touring opera programme. The potential loss of free movement is - Speech Link
3: repeated short-term visits in both directions, for opera singers and orchestral musicians, and how these - Speech Link

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10 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 2nd June 2021
70 APPG Memberships
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Bernard Jenkin Portrait
Bernard Jenkin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Harwich and North Essex
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Classical Music , Net Zero
Lord Trimble Portrait
Lord Trimble
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Nicholas Brown Portrait
Nicholas Brown
Joint Secretary
Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne East
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Motorcycle Speedway
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Joint Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 28th September 2017
Jane Stevenson Portrait
Jane Stevenson
Treasurer
Conservative - Wolverhampton North East
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Robert Neill MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8169.

Email: bob.neill.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Janet Gibson

Email: gibsonj@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Opera APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Opera APPG

Former APPG Officers
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Treasurer
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Gerald Kaufman Portrait
Gerald Kaufman
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Manchester, Gorton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships