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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

INTERNATIONAL OPERA AWARD FINALISTS 2015

Our production, KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry directed by Graham Vick, is one of only 6 international companies to reach the finals of the  New Production category alongside the New York Met. and English National Opera.

Graham Vick has also been nominated for "Best Director" in International Opera Awards 2015.

KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry saw over 200 volunteers from Birmingham singing, acting and dancing in the show. If you would like to be involved in our next production, The Ice Break, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see below for more infomation.

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

MICHAEL TIPPETT'S "THE ICE BREAK"

Birmingham Opera Company are  mounting MIchael Tippett's masterpiece The Ice Break in April 2015, directed by Graham Vick. Leading up to our performances we have been out and about breaking the ice across Birmingham. Here's a sample of what we got up to in the last week......

Richard Willacy and volunteer performer, Eugene Thomas were invited to New Style Radio to talk about Michael Tippett's 'The Ice Break' and his experiences at Birmingham Opera Company.

Eugene - @BirminghamOpera gets you out of your comfort zone... Breaks so many barriers within yourself. ! #Breakingtheice

We are delivering in  ALL TEN DISTRICTS of BIRMINGHAM:  Singers Byron Jackson and Przemyslaw Baranek and facilitators Richard Willacy and Chloe Lund have been all over the city. We met up with young people at Bournville College, The Lighthouse in Aston, Fairbridge Centre in Digbeth, The Factory in Northfield and St Basil's in Small Heath and Yardley Wood Library for active sessions in singing, acting and performance.

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With students at Brasshouse Language Centre, and Polish Expats Association at Centrala art gallery, we tried out singing opera as a fun and creative way to learn English and to talk about the issues of being new to a country. ...And we brought in our energetic chorus master, Jon Laird to deliver two exciting open taster sessions at The Drum and The Fusion Centre (South & City College) to experiment with our brand new method of learning opera - no scores allowed! 

16-30? LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM? WANT TO ACT?

TO FIND OUT MORE JOIN US FOR AN ACTING SESSION

THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY AT THE FUSION CENTRE HIGH STREET DERITEND B5 5SU

FREE TRAINING

NO AUDITIONS

PERFORM IN OUR NEXT SHOW "THE ICE BREAK" 

TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSED up to £4.20 (show us your ticket) 

START 6.30pm ( ends pm)

For more information or to tell us you're coming just get in touch:

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@birminghamopera

Call or Text 07793257537

 See you there!

  

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