Actions will be weighed and counted...

When the time comes, pay the price

And Don Giovanni did...  dragged through the revolving doors of the Municipal bank he staggered into the hell of Birmingham Broad Street. 

Keel Watson  (Lady Anna's Father) and Rodney Clarke (Lord Giovanni) in He Had it Coming (2006)

In 2006 Birmingham Opera Company filled one of the city's most important civic buildings, the Municipal Bank, with new life. Located on Broad Street, a popular location for a wild night out, it had been disused for years. It's great to hear that this year, building work is scheduled by the University of Birmingham, to adapt the building to accommodate a year-round programme of events and exhibitions, a new incubator for student and graduate start-up businesses, and a range of collaborative working spaces.

Director Graham Vick

Designer Paul Brown

Lighting Designer Robert A Jones 

Conductor William Lacey 

Director Graham Vick in conversation with William Lacey during rehearsals for He Had it Coming (2006). 

Leporello Andrew Slater

Lord Giovanni Rodney Clarke

Lady Anna Natasha Jouhl

Lady Anna's Father Keel Watson

Lord Ottavio Mark Wilde

Elvira Andee-Louise Hypolite

Zerlina Susan Atherton 

Masetto Robert Winslade Anderson

Keel Watson in Mozart's He Had It Coming (Don Giovanni) in 2006.

"He Had it Coming is a breathtaking piece of music theatre in which every detail derives from the director and company's wholehearted engagement with Mozart's masterpiece. Everyone involved in this production can count it a triumph." - Richard Bratby, Birmingham Post

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