Opera Europa - Graham Vick gives Keynote Speech
The opera world is assembled in Vienna this weekend and Graham Vick is giving a keynote speech on opera's role in citizenship. To illustrate his talk here's a short compilation from this summer's production of Stockhausen's Mittwoch asu Licht.
We're holding an Open Day! Sunday 7th April
@A E Harris, 110 Northwood Street, B3 1SZ (Stans Cafe's home in the Jewellery Quarter).
COME AND JOIN US between 2pm and 6pm
We'll be exploring more Musorgsky with live performances of Songs and Dances of Death with singers, Anne-Marie Owens and Byron Jackson with Steven Maughan and Sergey Rybin on piano.
Graham Vick will be talking about Musorgsky and introducing us to the Next Big Project, The Khovansky Files.
Film-showings from our film-makers who've been out and about capturing performances on film in a range of spaces.
Acting and singing workshops with our fabulous team including Ron Howell, Marie-Louise Crawley and Jonathan Laird.
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Songs & Dances on Tour
Anne-Marie Owens and Steven Maughan have been popping up over the last couple of days. On Thursday morning they surprised the group who'd booked onto the Symphony Hall Tour - they were treated to performance of The Commander at the end of their visit. On Thursday evening they performed at The Dove Bar at St Matthew's Church, Perry Beeches. Friday saw them in Anne Watt's hall and yesterday evening we popped up at Highbury Studios to perform.
Call To Action!!
SMART MOB AT MILLENNIUM POINT SUNDAY 31ST MARCH
COME AND BE A STAR IN OUR FILM!
Birmingham Opera Company is making a series of films working with top professional film-makers from the BBC. We will be creating a film on Easter Sunday afternoon and have called a Smart Mob (apparently this is the technical term for a more planned event!!!) to bring shed loads of people to Millennium Point to join in. All you have to do is be there at 2.30pm and stay until 5.30pm. You will be acting with our top cast of singers and working with the big international stars, Graham Vick, opera director and Ron Howell, choreographer. This isn't just dance so if you fancy a bit of acting you should come along as well and star in the movie and there's no upper age limit!!
There's more information about the The Russians are coming....
SONGS AND DANCES OF DEATH by Musorgsky
Stand by for pop up performances from Birmingham Opera Company as part of our digital Spring project. We're studying the art of film-making under the tutelage of John-Martin White (film-maker, cameraman and director) and Tony Mills (BBC cameraman) - a dozen or so young people are working alongside Graham Vick and Richard Willacy learning the art of cameras, lighting, sound and editing. The focus of the work is a song cycle by Musorgsky, Songs and Dances of Death.