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Graham Vick on Page 3 - "Get Opera out of its ghetto"

Graham Vick's keynote speech at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards has been published today in The Guardian (11 May  on Page 3).The full transcript is also available online here and sections can heard on BBC Radio 3 which broadcast the RPS  Awards. Graham is introduced at 1.03.00 here

 

 Graham Vick receives Opera Oscar

 

Graham Vick, Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company, has been made an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the 139th recipient since the first honorary membership was made to the composer Carl Maria von Weber in 1826.

 

 

He was presented with the certificate of Honorary Membership by RPS Chairman, John Gilhooly during the glittering Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards ceremony in London (the UK’s most prestigious awards for live classical music, presented in association with BBC Radio 3). 

 

The citation which describes Graham as having  "single-handedly changed the way we think about opera" can be found hereIllustrious RPS Honorary Members have included Rossini (1839), Brahms (1882), Clara Schumann(1887) and Stravinsky (1921).

 

 

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Monday 21st March - 7.15pm 'n' 9.15pm

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What we're made of

We've teamed up with Birmingham based, Blue Monday, to create a striking new video featuring six of the 150 volunteer actors, singers and dancers who are currently in rehearsals for our dramatic new 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.

Click here to watch it now.

 

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"Get opera out of its ghetto"

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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.

Click here to watch it now.

 

"Get opera out of its ghetto"

 

Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 14.30.09Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 14.34.54

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.

Click here to watch it now.

 

DESIGNS RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

Designs from Birmingham Opera Company's award winning productions, Mittwoch Aus Licht (designed by Paul Brown) and KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry (designed by Samal Blak), have been selected to represent the UK at the Prague Quadrennial. The exhibition they are part of, Make Believe, runs at the V&A museum in London from July for 6 months. 

To read more about this visit the Birmingham Post story.

GRAHAM VICK: MASTERCLASSES

Artistic Director, Graham Vick, has been leading masterclasses over the last month, working with the next generation of opera talent.

First in the CBSO centre, in the heart of Birmingham, working with up and coming opera singers Abigail Kelly, Andrew Clarke, Jordene Thomas, Sarah Ashton and Themba Mvula, accompanied by pianist, Edward Batting. 

Graham was also  at Oxford University as Visiting Chair of Opera Studies to host an opera masterclass at New College Antechapel.

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