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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



21st Century opera in the making


From La Scala, Milan to Birmingham Opera Company!

Gieorgio Battistelli

This is Giorgio Battistelli. He is Italy‚Äôs leading experimental composer. 

His latest opera, Co2, on the future of our planet, premiered in 2015 at La Scala Milan, where so many great masterpieces were born.

Giorgio Battistelli, director Graham Vick and writer Sarah Woods this September embarked on an 18 month creative odyssey to create a new opera for Birmingham - the world's 21st Century home to innovation in the art form. World Premiere March 2018 in Birmingham.

The project was launched with a special live event at Millennium Point, Birmingham and the BCU Big Screen on Sunday 27th November.


Off to Copenhagen

Here are Graham Vick and Ron Howell working with a group of refugees on Mahagonny in Copenhagen.

Graham and Ron Copenhagen Refugees 

Birmingham Opera Company's participation model for 21st Century opera is in demand around the world.


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