Just Announced: THE ICE BREAK Performance Dates!

The performance dates for The Ice Break are:

Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April

 

More information and details of how to book will be available after 23rd February.

#BreakingTheIce

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!

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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!    

 

 

 

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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Check out our HELP! page to find out what you can do to support us.

 

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?

REHEARSALS FOR ACTORS BEGIN SUN 22ND FEB, 2-6PM, LMG WAREHOUSE, GIBB ST, DIGBETH, B9 4AA.

Chorus Rehearsals continue at new venue LMG Warehouse (address as above)

FREE TRAINING

NO AUDITIONS

PERFORM IN OUR NEXT SHOW "THE ICE BREAK" 

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

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 See you there!

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