What's on Going for Gold: Major European philanthropists target Birmingham For the first time, Birmingham Opera Company are finalists in this year's €50,000 competition from the European Circle of Philanthropists (FEDORA) towards our 2021 project. With 80% cuts from the hard-pressed city council, we all need to find new ways to keep the arts open to all. We are one of only four finalists to go through to the next stage - a crowdfunder. Dates tbc. Did you know? Every year we deliver 100 events inspiring thousands of people from Birmingham and beyond. Our two-way process is what makes the work special: the unique fusion of local volunteers and professional artists performing together in our award-winning annual productions.