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

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