Chair Of The Board

Birmingham Opera Company is known world-wide for its radical and popular opera productions. The city is our opera house - canal tow path, burn-out ice rink, shopping centre; our audiences are like no other. Graham Vick, a visionary director in demand at all the world's great opera houses, leads the company. We're looking for a confident and equally daring individual to become Chair of the Board of Trustees to help us secure a future for opera in Birmingham and beyond.

Voluntary Position

Closing Date 27th May 2013

Mittwoch Nominated For Top Awards

Birmingham Opera Company's production of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht has been shortlisted for two top awards. On BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme today it was announed we've been shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in the Opera and Music Theatre category! Graham Vick's production of Mittwoch has also been shortlisted in the World Premiere category of the new International Opera Awards.

The world premiere of Mittwoch aus Licht happened in August 2012 as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Big thanks to LOCOG, Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, Stockhausen Stiftung, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Peter Moores Foundation and The Wednesday Club.


The Russians Are Coming...films

We've had a wonderful 5 weeks working together on the Musorgsky's Songs & Dances of Death. Anne-Marie Owens and Byron Jackson have been on sensational form singing their way through the 4 beautiful and undeniably Russian songs. Their performances have been filmed by a group of film-makers under the expert tuition of John-Martin White and Tony Mills with input from the wonderful BBC Academy. The editing is underway and we'll be realeasing the films in the run up to our next phase of "The Russian's are coming...", Musorgsky's Khovanshchina - or KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry.

- stand by for more news.

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 Aprilanne-marie owens byron jackson steven maughan credit hannah baines at model un

@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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