Birmingham Opera Company needs your support. You can donate from £1 knowing that you’re supporting amazing work. Next up the greatest British opera- Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell in March 2016.
Each year we inspire thousands, presenting operatic masterpieces in non theatre spaces – combining volunteers’ participation and free training with the highest artistic values, artist development, free taster events across the city and affordable ticket prices.
We’ll be posting short videos which give you a taste of the company’s work from volunteers’ stories to clips of our large scale, internationally acclaimed and award winning productions.
Please donate now if you can and please share this appeal to five others you know.
Birmingham Opera Company. Artistic Director Graham Vick CBE. Winner of Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Opera and Music Theatre 2012. Winner of the International Opera Award for Best Production 2015- the only opera company to win both “Opera Oscars”.
“I should have done something like this ages ago. It’s renewed my energy for life.” – Volunteer performer, 2015
“inspirational and an astounding use of modest financial resources” – Hugh Canning The Sunday Times 2015
“if I had to recommend one company to see over all the others to make opera visceral, meaningful, contemporary experience…BOC productions really show us what Opera can and should be” – Tom Service, The Guardian, 2014
“Imagine what Gareth Malone does with amateurs with The Choir on TV and multiply that by a hundred” – Brian Appleyard, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, 2014
“BOC do things with operas…that no other company in the country is managing, turning these gigantic pieces into experiences that are made by, and matter to, the community of professionals, amateurs, volunteers, and audiences.” – Tom Service, The Guardian, 2014
“…involving local people in work of the highest professional standard…” – Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, 2015