The Untouchable

Poznań Opera House, in collaboration with the Birmingham Opera Company team, presents "The Untouchable" (or "Paria" in Polish) by Stanisław Moniuszko. 2019 marks 200 years since the birth of Moniuszko's, revered as the father of Polish national opera. Graham Vick directs a new production involving the citizens of Poznań. Read more

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Birmingham Opera Company will perform Shostakovich's masterpiece Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Birmingham on 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 March. Read more

Volunteer Area

Welcome to the volunteer area. This is a page specifically for people who are currently volunteering as singers. Read more

10 District Programme

We are internationally renowned for telling stories. This program allows us to work with adults and young people from across the city and offer an experience to the people of Birmingham. Read more

Voices of the Future!

Are you a talented singer? Are you aged 15-25 years? Are you from Birmingham/ West Midlands? Then we want to work with you! Young people are the future of Opera and we want it to be a diverse and inclusive one! Read more

Our House

With no opera house, we make great opera everywhere: youth and community centres, homeless shelters, warehouses and shopping centres. Read more

The Magic Flute opens in Valencia

Flying the flag for Brum! The Magic Flute in Valencia! Opens 1 December 2018! You might remember that we've been ruffling feathers across Europe with Graham Vick's The Magic Flute. Watch the short film or have a look at the link below! Now we are in Valencia! Read more


Job listings for Birmingham Opera Company Read more

See what others have to say

You should forget everything you think you know about opera because it's something completely different. See what others say about us! Read more

Jennifer's Story - Video

"I think it’s important for everyone to have a creative outlet because if no one's being creative, nothing in the world can happen." Jennifer volunteers with Birmingham Opera Company in the chorus. This is her story. Read more

Gamar's Story - Video

Gamar fled Sudan in 2016. Looking for a purpose in the UK, he volunteered with Birmingham Opera Company in the chorus. In 2018 he started working for the Company as a translator, supporting a group of young Sudanese refugees taking part in Wake. This is his story. Read more

Junelle's Story - Video

“Art and community together can produce something beyond your wildest imagination." Junelle, Volunteer Actor Read more

Maybe this is for you and you just don't know

"We're just trying to say.... maybe this is for you and you just don't know about it." - Graham Vick, Artistic Director Read more

What's it all about?

"That's what we do here, things that no-one else does...." Read more

WAKE world premiere- The Director's Cut

Artistic Director Graham Vick shares his thoughts about Birmingham Opera Company's 2018 production Wake. Read more

You don't need to be educated....

'You do not need to be educated to be touched, to be moved and excited by opera'. Graham Vick was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. This is a transcript of his speech. Read more

WAKE - Who's Who

Some background information Read more

WAKE - World Premiere - SOLD OUT

Is Society dead? Do you believe THIS is life? Are you ALIVE? Italy’s greatest living composer, Giorgio Battistelli, award-winning writer/activist Sarah Woods, 200 Brummies, and a cast of international stars harness the power of music - and dare to raise the dead. WAKE and witness the miracle. Read more

Funders & Supporters

Thank you to our Trust and Foundation supporters who help BOC create world-class opera in Birmingham, reach people from all parts of the city and train young and diverse artists. Read more

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We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information. Read more

How you can help

Make a difference in Birmingham and become part of a unique fusion of international artists and local performers that delivers artistic and social change. Read more

Be in a show

Every year hundreds of volunteers perform alongside professional artists in exciting, large-scale opera performances. Read more