Birmingham Opera Company are the only opera company succeeding at the highest artistic level and truly overcoming barriers to participation.
Our work, developed in Birmingham over 30 years, is changing the face of opera.
Every year hundreds of volunteers from Birmingham’s diverse communities join Artistic Director, Graham Vick, and a team of professionals to create large-scale opera, performed somewhere you wouldn’t expect. This year we won the International Opera Award for Best New Production, beating the likes of New York Metropolitan Opera.
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Some feedback from participants in previous projects:
"It is incredible that the community can get involved so easily in such a high scale production. It really was a unique experience for me one that I'll never forget."
“It’s something I’ll never forget – probably the best thing I’ve done in my life (apart from having my kids!)”
“I thought I was too decrepit for singing in an opera. Not so! It’s great to work with so many young and nice people.”
“Happy that the company seem to think we can and will do better than the limits we set ourselves”
"I have enjoyed it immensely and it allows me to meet people from different backgrounds."
"I may never have experienced an opera before due to the cost of a ticket, but working with BOC has allowed me to meet and listen to some truly talented singers and actors"
"I wish I could see work of this kind replicated all over the world"
"The experience has been absolutely life changing for me. I've done something I never thought I could or would and now I'm ready for more."