Birmingham Opera Company - Breaking The Ice

Help Birmingham Opera Company change the face of opera

We did it!

On 25th Mar 2015 we successfully raised £3,396 of £3,000 target with 77 supporters in 42 days

New stretch target


We are delighted to have reached the £3000 threshold of our "Breaking the Ice" Crowdfunder campaign. A great big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us!

All pledges are now secured, so any extra donations we receive, no matter how small will go straight towards "Breaking The Ice" activity.

It's not too late to pledge, so if you feel you can contribute towards our campaign to change the face of opera, please donate and help us reach our overstretch target of £4000 before 1pm on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

Birmingham Opera Company - Changing the face of opera

Artistic Director - Graham Vick

This year we are #BreakingTheIce 

Since January we've been  training a group of emerging artists and hundreds of volunteers for our biggest production yet, Michael Tippett’s “The Ice Break”. An opera tackling race, riots and rebellion in the modern world

We've been working with charities and community organisations to bring free events and opportunities to the city’s diverse people.  

We need your support to show again that great opera is for everyone!

YOU may already know us having seen our shows or even being in them.  We want to continue to give more people THEIR first taste of opera the Birmingham Opera Company way.

Who we are 

Birmingham Opera Company was born of a passion and a belief that opera can speak directly to all kinds of people. We use opera to deal with the social issues of the day, involving ourselves in local communities and making local people the focus of what we do. We bring diverse volunteers together with some of the world’s best musicians, directors and other industry professionals, to deliver international, award-winning opera.

We don't have an opera house and we don't work in conventional theatres. We present our work in places people wouldn’t expect to see or hear opera – an unused air hanger, a burnt out ice rink, abandoned factories or an old bank.

Every pound you pledge helps us do more work across the 10 districts of Birmingham

Whatever you can afford, people, pledgers, please help us break the ice! 


To find out more about Birmingham Opera Company, The Ice Break, how you can get involved and our work across the 10 districts of Birmingham visit our site




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