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    Born of a passion that opera can speak directly

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    Bringing local people into the life and work of the company

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    Opera for a 21st century city and all its many peoples

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    World class professional productions in unusual spaces

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    Opera for a 21st century city and all its many peoples


Artistic Director, Graham Vick, will be leading two masterclasses over the coming week, working with the next generation of opera talent.
First up is a masterclass at the CBSO centre, in the heart of Birmingham, where Graham will be working with up and coming opera singers Abigail Kelly, Andrew Clarke, Jordene Thomas, Sarah Ashton and Themba Mvula, accompanied by pianist, Edward Batting. Read more here.

Later in the week, Graham will be heading to Oxford University as Visiting Chair of Opera Studies to host an opera masterclass at New College Antechapel.


Birmingham Opera Company's production, KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry directed by Graham Vick, has been named Best New Production at the International Opera Awards 2015. Chosen from over a thousand nominations and a shortlist of other international companies including the New York Met., Zurich Opera, Dutch National Opera, Festival d'Aix and English National Opera. Graham Vick collected the award and paid tribute to the diverse company and audiences which make the work in Birmingham a unique model for the future of opera.

To see the full list of winners and get more detail about the International Opera Awards click here.  

The Ice Break - Catch up here!

Did you miss out on our latest show, Michael Tippett's 'The Ice Break'Catch up with BBC Arts online for highlights, interviews and images from the show!



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