A NEW OPERA FOR BIRMINGHAM
21st Century opera in the making
From La Scala, Milan to Birmingham Opera Company!
This is Giorgio Battistelli. He is Italy’s leading experimental composer.
His latest opera, C02, 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.
GET INVOLVED!!! BE INSPIRED!!!
...or JUST CURIOUS??
SPECIAL LIVE EVENT
Including films, talks and workshops led by Graham Vick and Sarah Woods with film contributions from Giorgio Battistelli himself!
Millenium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham, B4 7XG
LEADING ON THE CREATIVE CASE FOR DIVERSITY
Birmingham Opera Company once again leads the debate on the creative case for diversity and social inclusion in opera.
Graham Vick wrote in The Stage: "In Birmingham, we have been experimenting for nearly 30 years with alternative ways of sharing great opera. During the past 16 years, we have involved tens of thousands of people as participants and audience, bringing a diversity and level of social inclusion seen in no other opera company (and I’ve worked in 67 of them) to challenging masterpieces by Musorgsky, Berg and Stockhausen."
SPECIAL LIVE EVENT
Four rising singing stars come to Birmingham to hone their craft with one of the world's most successful directors, Graham Vick. Accompanied by Associate Artist, Jane Robinson on piano.
Tuesday 29th November - 6.30pm
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, B1 2LF
The event is FREE! Places are limited so book as soon as you can.
NEW SUPPORT FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS
We are pleased to announce that we have secured three years support from Arts Council England Catalyst Evolve and from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
FOR EVERY £1 YOU GIVE, BIRMINGHAM OPERA COMPANY COULD GET £2.25!
Please consider supporting us in a new or increased way or asking someone else to help. You know the work.
There are a multitude of ways you can help.
Through Arts Council England Catalyst Evolve, for every £1 you give, we can draw down a matching £1. So that's double your money. And where Gift Aid applies the government add a further 25% to the original pound. So, potentially every £1 from you means £2.25 to us AND you may be able to claim your own rebate on tax from your giving.
Please check out our HELP! page for more information on how you can support our work.