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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

16-25? Start Arts Awards with us!

Happy 10th Birthday to Arts Awards 
1st October 2015

Are you 16-25? Are you interested in music, theatre, film or any other arts activities?
You can get an Arts Award qualification with us here at Birmingham Opera Company - a great way to learn new skills, boost confidence and kickstart your future in the arts!



We'll be running regular sessions where you can meet other young arts enthusiasts and work towards gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
If you'd like to get involved, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or phone 0121 246 6644 and give us your name and contact details!

The Waiter's Revenge

Music and Words by Stephen Oliver.

We had a fantastic turn-out for The Waiter's Revenge as part of the Birmingham Weekender , on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015.

Check out the twitter feed to the right of this page for some pics and audience feedback from the 5 performances in different venues across the city-centre.


Sir Adrian Cadbury

We are sad to hear of the death of Sir Adrian Cadbury, aged 86.  Sir Adrian was a great advocate and supporter of City of Birmingham Touring Opera and Birmingham Opera Company as Patron for two decades from 1994 until 2014 and continued to take an active interest in the company until his recent passing.  Here is a link to the Guardian's Sir Adrian Cadbury Obituary which gives you a flavour of the man.



International Opera Award Winners 2015

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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