Thanks to everyone who joined the Stockhausen Mittwoch Aus Licht watch parties online on 4th and 5th July 2020! There ain't no party like a Stockhausen watch party. It was an amazing weekend with hundreds of you joining in to relive the memories of the original production or to experience it for the first time. 

Stockhausen created seven operas in the Light cycle, one for each day of the week. We staged Wednesday. If you think that sounds like the easy option - think again! Wednesday from Light was previously thought to be unstageable, with its flying instrumentalists and string quartet in helicopters. Not to mention the camels. The opera doesn't have a traditional plot, but four scenes plus a Greeting and a Farewell. It finally reached its world premiere in Birmingham in 2012 after two decades of failed attempts by opera houses across the world. It was selected as one of the New Yorker's Events of the Decade. 

If you missed the unmissable, here are some fragments of the stream. Don't forget to pick up your Mittwoch programme.

All of the contracted artists  and production teams who took part in Mittwoch aus Licht were almost all freelance. None receive extra payment for this stream. If you are able please consider donating to one these external and trusted funds. Artists can access the funds and none will be received by Birmingham Opera Company. 


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