The Birmingham Opera Company

“Build their confidence, motivate them, do something different.”


Birmingham Opera Company makes world-class opera in the UK’s youngest and most diverse city. For 30 years, they have engaged and shared what can be a transformative experience through opera – song, music, dance, drama, poetry, and the visual arts – giving voice to Brum and its peoples’ diverse experiences. 


Who is The Birmingham Opera Company?

The Birmingham Opera Company believes that opera can speak to everyone. They reflect the city they work in – with the  audiences, artists and stories that are told. The envy of the classical music world, their ground-breaking work constantly attracts new and ever-changing audiences. With a full time staff of only 3, a single office in Birmingham and no fixed venue, they are always out and about and draw some of the world’s most exciting artists to Birmingham and train hundreds of volunteer participants and emerging artists to create a large-scale performance in an extraordinary space.

Founded by international opera director the late Graham Vick, Birmingham Opera Company continues to make world-class opera in the UK’s youngest and most diverse city. 

The Company performs in aircraft hangars, power stations, nightclubs – once they even performed in a burnt-out ice rink. The audience moves with the action, experiencing the opera by being a part of it and recognising themselves in it.

For every Birmingham Opera Company production, they open an invitation to the people of the city of Birmingham to perform with them, by making Opera more accessible for them, and bringing it to the Community through free events and programmes.


If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

£2000 funding would mean that up to 500 people could take part in their volunteer programmes and free events in Birmingham, with travel also being reimbursed, to become involved with all that Opera can offer! 


Where can people go to find out more about The Birmingham Opera Company? 

Charlotte Titcombe, Development Coordinator.

Tel: 0121 246 6655


Facebook: @birminghamopera

Twitter: @BirminghamOpera


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