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?

Applications for Opera Helps are currently closed but if you would like to hear about opportunities to take part in the future, you can register here.


Who’s behind it

Opera Helps was created by artist Joshua Sofaer.

It first took place in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, with Folkoperan. It then toured the UK, produced by Wunderbar, in the spring of 2016.

The UK touring partners were Colchester Arts Centre, Heart of Glass and Norfolk & Norwich Festival and we worked with OperaCoast to find singers for the project.

Singers included Carole Marnoch, Caroline Kennedy, David Jones, Eleanor Janes, Ian Beadle, Lucinda Stuart-Grant, and Mae Heydorn.

Opportunities are being explored for further performances in the future.

The spring 2016 UK tour was funded by Arts Council England.

What people said about Opera Helps

Some feedback from 2016 UK tour participants

Press highlights

Radio extracts

Register your interest

Opera Helps may be able offer more UK performances. If you would like to be informed if this happens, please let us know via this form.


Opera Helps is a project produced by Wunderbar. If you’d like to hear our news via occasional e-mails, sign up here.


The spring 2016 UK tour happened like this:
Tyne and Wear
with Wunderbar
17, 19, 20 March

27, 28, 29 May
with Wunderbar
1, 2 April
with Wunderbar
15, 16 April
with Wunderbar
29, 30 April
St Helens
with Heart of Glass
20 - 24 April
with Colchester Arts Centre
6, 7, 8 May
Norfolk and Norwich
with Norfolk & Norwich Festival
13 - 22 May

Opera Helps FAQs

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