Opera at Syon 2020

Event cancelled

It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Opera at Syon in September.

The continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we are unable to continue confidently in the organisation of the event. Our first priority is the safety of guests, performers and staff.

Due to COVID-19 and the postponement and cancellation of such events we are facing an income loss of more than 66% this year. We are working to resume our events and we look forward to welcoming you to next year’s Opera at Syon, taking place on 16th and 17th June 2021.

Location & Date

  • The Great Conservatory, Syon Park
  • June 16, 2021 - June 17, 2021

Contact Details


June 16 2021

June 17 2021

Opera at Syon 2019

We held our 28th year of Opera at Syon on Wednesday 12th June and Thursday 13th June.
Over two nights, guests enjoyed a stunning performance by Diva Opera of L’italiana in Algeri and Madama Butterfly and a delicious dinner in the beautiful setting of the Great Conservatory at Syon Park.

We had some fantastic items up for auction including a week’s holiday in San Francisco, tickets to see The Magic Flute at The Royal Opera House and exclusive jewellery designed by Nada Le Cavelier.
The Opera at Syon evenings have raised an incredible total of over £1.4 million for Children with Cancer UK to date.

We were grateful to be joined at the event by two researchers funded by us, Dr Srdan Rogosic and Professor Sibylle Mittnacht. They spoke about their important research into safer and more effective childhood cancer treatments.

We really appreciate the fantastic support of all who attended Opera at Syon and helped to make it so special.


Thank you

Many thanks to the following individuals and companies who helped to make the event truly magical:

Diva Opera for their spectacular performancesHenry Bowring, our auctioneerBriony Lewton for delicious canapes to begin and picnic hampers during the intervalBayley & Sage (Wimbledon) for supplying the cheese
Superstars for organising the silent auctionHis Grace The Duke of Northumberland, Beccy Thorp  and all the staff at SyonThe Bankwood Group for brochure productionFlowers by Louise for flowers

The Committee

Our special thanks go to Lady Julia Craig Harvey and Mrs Peter Hargreaves-Allen, co-chairs of the organising committee, and to all members of the committee:

Dr Jenny BeecheyThe Lady ForbesMrs Andrew LockhartMrs Julian Muir
Mr John BeecheyMrs Basia HamiltonMrs Harry Eugene LockhartMr Hugo Page, QC
Mrs Anthony BonsorMrs Nicholas HaydonMrs Beau MathieuMrs Marc Pereire
The Countess of BradfordMrs Ian HunterMrs James MeadeMrs Lincoln Seligman
Mr Benjamin ClarkDr Susana IngramMr Sam MelluishThe Countess Trapp von Matsch
Dr. Leonie H. DeRamusMrs Wolfgang KerckMrs Richard MorseMiss Ayesha Vardag
Miss Esther EyreMrs Aboudi KostaMrs Sam MorseMrs Alessandro Vattani
The Viscountess LiffordMrs James Whitaker


For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the events team.

020 7404 0808