2017 Season

POET will be taking its programme to schools in Hertfordshire, Enfield, Harrow and Merton.

The opera chosen for the 2017 season will be La Traviata.



Jim Heath

The Trustees are very sad to announce the death from cancer, at the age of 45, of our regular tenor over 15 years, Jim Heath. He had a particular affinity with the schoolchildren, having four children of his own, and our deepest sympathies go to those close to him.


jim heath with children
Jim Heath

1991 - 2017

367 Performances of 15 operas:

73 L'Elisir d'Amore
28 Don Carlos
29 Il Trovatore
43 Rigoletto
40 Lucia di Lammermoor
25 The Magic Flute
2 The Marriage of Figaro
16 Don Giovanni
16 Carmen
16 Tosca
18 Barber of Seville
18 Don Pasquale
19 Cosi Fan Tutte
17 La Traviata


48,500 children in
779 participating schools
from 16 Boroughs:

Enfield, Bromley, Camden,
Ealing, Harrow,Hillingdon,
Bournemouth, Brent,
Barnet, Islington, Lambeth,
Merton, Middlesbrough,
Sheffield, Tower Hamlets,
Westminster, Lewisham and the county of Lincolnshire.