A community music charity based in and working for the people of Newport, South Wales

Our vision is of a diverse community who come together through story and music to create, celebrate, and grow.

Our mission is to create opportunities for people to use their creative power to tell stories and celebrate their communities and open up music as a means of self-expression.

We believe creativity is a human right. It enables imagination, curiosity, and agency, and encourages us to think differently and be empathetic.

Operasonic exists to inspire people to access, develop and share their creativity through music so that everyone living, working or arriving in our city knows they are a welcome and valued part of Newport life and of Welsh Culture.

We have developed the following aims which form the core of the work for the coming years:

                To support the next generation of emerging music professionals and creatives in Newport to have fulfilling and sustainable careers

                To open up the rich world of music to children, young people and their families of all backgrounds, cultures and communities within Newport

                To celebrate our city and create imaginative creative experiences to enrich the lives of the citizens of Newport 

                To champion Newport across Wales and the world

Our work has participation at its heart. We are passionate about the power and potential of our wonderful, diverse and complex local community. We want music to be there for everyone in our community – to give voice, to tell stories, to be joyful, to be emotional, to be loud and proud.

Get in contact with us via our Contact page.


Executive Producer – Beth House

Developing Leader - Yasmine Davies


These are the lovely people that meet 4 times per year to help plan and support all the work Operasonic does, and challenge us to do even better.

Charles Williams (Chair), Catherine Dacey, Claire Turner, Emma Newrick, Jodi Voyle, Rhian Hutchings (Creative Director), Shakira Mahabir.

We are currently looking to expand our board, so please get in touch with us via the contact page if you'd be interested in getting involved!


Operasonic was founded in 2014, is based in Newport, South Wales and is a registered charity.


Operasonic is proud to be a member of the following networks:

Youth Arts Network Cymru

RESEO – European Network for Opera and Dance Education

We're signed up to the Wales Arts and Health Wellbeing Network and the ITAC Climate Collective