"Get opera out of its ghetto"
Graham Vick has recently been published in The Stage, on the future of opera. He writes:
"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 Mussorgsky, Berg and Stockhausen."
Read the full article here
This follows Graham Vick's keynote speech at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in May.
Graham Vick's keynote speech at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards was also published in The Guardian (11 May on Page 3). The full transcript is also available online here.
What we're made of...
We teamed up with Birmingham based, Blue Monday, to create a striking new video featuring six of the 150 volunteer actors, singers and dancers who took part in our dramatic production of Dido 'n' Aeneas.
The shoot picks up on the themes of personal identity and DNA, which are explored in the production. It reflects the journey our volunteers are taking to discover something new about themselves and unleash their potential.