Patron: Dennis O'Neill, CBE
Gloucestershire, England
The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata,Macbeth, Thais, Eugen Onegin,'The Nutcracker, 'The Barber of Seville, La forza del destino, Gayaneh, 'Tosca, Die Fledermaus

Bel Canto Opera's production of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi - June, 2011
 "The performance was excellent. The orchestra and chorus were in fine form but what made the performance stand out was the quality of the principal singers. A heartachingly beautiful final duet Parigi O Cara highlighted the chemistry between Christine Sampson (Violetta) and Telman Guzhevsky (Alfredo). I was glad to have been in the audience to have my heart strings pulled. " (The Gloucestershire ECHO)
MJ-UK / Bel Canto Opera's production of Tom Boyd's musical TOM SAWYER , 2010  
to hear the TOM SAWYER musical sampler on YouTube, click hear
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Co-Directors Tom Boyd and William Bell
 Bel Canto Opera was founded by the Music Director WILLIAM BELL in 1989. In 1995 TOM BOYD joined the company as producer/stage director/librettist. Productions since then include:

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DOCTOR MIRACLE by Bizet 1996

TROUBLE IN TAHITI by Bernstein 1996

THE IMPRESARIO by Mozart 1997


TOSCA by Puccini 1998*

RIGOLETTO by Verdi 1999*

HANSEL AND GRETEL by Humperdinck 1999*

LAKME by Delibes 2001*

MARTHA by Flotow 2002*

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE by Donizetti 2003*


DON PASQUALE by Donizetti 2005*

THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart 2007*

* DVD or video recordings (PAL or NTSC) of a live performance of these productions can be ordered. Click for details.


Tom Boyd's English versions of 9 great operas are available for productions by operatic societies xxxxclick here for details


Three saucy airs from the comic operas DON PASQUALE, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and THE MAGIC FLUTE


In 2005 the Cheltenham Arts Council awarded Tom Boyd the Opera Cup for innovation and interpretation of operas. and in 2010 the cup was awarded to William Bell for services to opera over the past thirty years.
More about Bel Canto Opera
the OXFORD TIMES interview with Tom Boyd, Feb. 2007
the WILTS. & GLOUCESTERSHIRE ECHO profile on Tom Boyd, 2002
News and reviews of the VERDI concert performances in Cheltenham:
xxxxxIl Trovatore (2001) xxx Nabucco (2002) xxx A Masked Ball (2003)xxx Aida (2006)xxxxThe Force of Destiny (2008)XXXXDon Carlos (2009) xxx La Traviata (2011)
2010 semi-staged concert performance of TOSCA in Cheltenham
xConcert dedicated to the memory of Luciano PAVAROTTI, Nov. 2008
Click here for full review, pictures and to hear musical selections from TOM SAWYER
Tom Boyd and William Bell’s productions for Malvern Hills Opera
Norma by Bellini xxxxxxxx The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach
Tom Boyd's Home Page -------------LINKS