Durham Opera Appreciation Society (DOAS) seeks to understand and appreciate opera in its entire glory. We value opera as a musical art, but also seek to understand how the academic, social and managerial aspects of the genre work alongside performance. As such, we are unique in our endeavour to appreciate opera as a complete and functioning art form. This objective is carried out through regular informal meetings in which various students will perform and talk about opera, as well as additional sessions in which professional performers and speakers will discuss their rich and diverse encounters with the genre. Any student, regardless of prior knowledge or experience, is very welcome to join us in our mission to appreciate the many fascinating elements which constitute opera.
President: Henry Crawshay-Williams